Nine arrested in sex trafficking investigation at Sturgis

2021 Sturgis rally updates
2021 Sturgis rally updates
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 4:31 PM CDT
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STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - Nine men have been arrested as the result of a sex trafficking sting operation during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The South Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office says the operation began Aug. 6 and ended Aug. 12. The men range in age from 22 to 54.

Eight of the men are from South Dakota. They are charged with attempted enticement of a minor using the internet. The charge carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

One man from New York is charged with attempted commercial sex trafficking of a minor. That charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.

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