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Minneapolis man sentenced for child sex trafficking

FARGO -- A Minneapolis man was sentenced in U.S. District Court Monday in Fargo to 14 years in prison for one count of sex trafficking of children.After the sentence is served, Anthony L. Sims, 21, also known as Mar Mar, will be on 10 years of su...

FARGO - A Minneapolis man was sentenced in U.S. District Court Monday in Fargo to 14 years in prison for one count of sex trafficking of children.
After the sentence is served, Anthony L. Sims, 21, also known as Mar Mar, will be on 10 years of supervised release.
The case came to light in January 2015, when a Fargo police officer encountered the 15-year-old victim during a traffic stop.
It was determined the victim was a runaway from St. Paul and an investigation revealed that Sim brought the victim from the Twin Cities to Fargo for the purpose of prostitution, according to information provided by U.S. Attorney Chris Myers.
The case was investigated by Fargo police and the Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations.
“For predators convicted of the horrendous crime of sex trafficking minors, there are severe consequences in the form of a lengthy prison sentence, as Mr. Sims has learned firsthand,” said Special Agent in Charge Alex Khu of HSI in St. Paul.

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