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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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Milwaukee woman charged with human trafficking in oil patch

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Milwaukee woman is charged with felony human trafficking on the North Dakota oil patch. Authorities say Shakira McClinton was arrested in Minot earlier this week after another woman accused McClinton of assaulting her. The woman who made the complaint said she and McClinton were working as prostitutes. A preliminary hearing is scheduled June 11. McClinton faces ...

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Las Vegas girl found in ND after mom sees photo on Backpage

MINOT, N.D. — A 14-year-old girl from Las Vegas has been found in North Dakota after her mother reported finding her photo on a website that advertises sexual services. The Bismarck Tribune reports the teenager’s mother contacted police after seeing messages from Backpage.com on her daughter’s email account. She also saw a photo of girl who looked like her missing daughter. ...

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2 to plead guilty in oil patch human trafficking case

BISMARCK, N.D. — A man and woman accused of luring women from California to work as prostitutes in the western North Dakota oil patch have reached plea agreements with prosecutors. Trina Nguyen (wihn) and Loc Tran are to plead guilty on Thursday. They were scheduled for a nine-day trial in federal court in June on charges related to human trafficking ...

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