Minneapolis man charged with sex trafficking, prostitution for 2nd time

The Washington County Attorney's Office. Photo: KSTP/Jay Kolls
The Washington County Attorney's Office.

December 17, 2018 04:02 PM

A Minneapolis man was charged for the second time with sex trafficking on Monday. 

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput announced the filing of sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution charges against Sandy W. Yancy Jr., 35, of Minneapolis.


He also has a criminal history dating back to 2013, when he was convicted of felony promotion of prostitution and served 45 months in prison.

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According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, the victim first met Yancy in 2012 and performed sexual services with others for money at Yancy's direction.

After Yancy was released from prison, he is again alleged to have promoted the victim in multiple acts of prostitution in, among other places, her residence in St. Paul Park. Yancy allegedly demanded half of the money collected on each occasion, according to the criminal complaint. 

The investigation is ongoing as there may be other victims. Any of Yancy's victims of promotion of prostitution are advised to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 651-430-7825.

Yancy's next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 27. 

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