Minnesota: Police bust online sex business

KARE – ‎Jun 10, 2009‎

Another major sex ring has been shut down by police. Investigators have now posted an online warning to sex trade workers and those who paid for their services.

It essentially says that police know who you are and they’re coming to find you unless you find them first.

The message is posted on myfastpass.com and signed by Sgt. Grant Snyder and his partner Matt Wente.

“We’ve built criminal cases against many of these people. Frankly, what we’re trying to do is give people some opportunity to have some control over the time and place of that meeting,” says Snyder. Continue reading

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Sunday: Minneapolis cops bust ‘nice guys’ sex ring

Sunday: Minneapolis cops bust ‘nice guys’ sex ring
In an unusual scheme, a former Hennepin County lawyer worked as a pimp, flying in high-dollar prostitutes for well-off men, police say.

By DAVID CHANEN, Star Tribune
Last update: June 10, 2009 – 8:21 AM

They call themselves “The Minnesota Nice Guys,” a group of at least 30 older, well-to-do men who police say share a common love of expensive prostitutes. Their alleged pimp is a former assistant Hennepin County attorney once responsible for locking up the justice system’s most unstable criminals and protecting its youngest victims.

The Nice Guys have been enjoying the services of prostitutes for three years, police say, getting weekly e-mail blasts that advertise women who are flying into town from Florida and staying at some of Minneapolis’ finest hotels. One woman, a 34-year-old former teacher from Colombia, averaged four appointments a day, charging her clients $500 an hour. Continue reading

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