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Federal jury convicts Williston sex trafficking suspect

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal jury in Bismarck has convicted a man accused of sex trafficking in the Williston area. Keith Graves, 39, showed little emotion on Friday after he was convicted on five counts of sex trafficking by force or coercion, and distribution of and possession of methamphetamine, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Each sex-trafficking offense carries a mandatory minimum ...

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Sex trafficking suspect presenting defense in federal court

BISMARCK, N.D. — A man accused of sex trafficking in the Williston area is presenting his defense in federal court in Bismarck this week. Keith Graves is defending himself against 11 charges related to sex trafficking and drugs. Women who testified for the prosecution last week alleged that Graves used a handgun, bat and fists to keep them in line. ...

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Women lash out at suspect during sex trafficking trial

BISMARCK, N.D. — Women testifying in the trial of a man accused of sex trafficking in the Williston area allege Keith Graves used a handgun, bat and fists to keep them in line. They also testified Wednesday that he raped them and forced them into prostitution. One woman said she was forced at gunpoint to inject another woman with methamphetamine. ...

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Federal trial begins for Williston sex trafficking suspect

BISMARCK, N.D. — A sex trafficking trial is underway in Bismarck for a man who was featured in a North Dakota oil patch documentary. The Bismarck Tribune reports jury selection began late Monday afternoon after U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland rejected a request to delay the trial by Keith Graves, who’s representing himself. Graves faces 11 charges related to sex ...

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Man accused of trafficking in oil patch facing more charges

BISMARCK, N.D. — A man who was featured in a documentary in the North Dakota oil patch has been arraigned for the third time on sex trafficking charges. The Bismarck Tribune reports 39-year-old Keith Graves has pleaded not guilty to an additional count of sex trafficking by force or coercion. In all, the latest superseding indictment charges Graves with eight ...

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