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Minnesota Cheerleader Charged with Sex Trafficking

By Grostyan & Associates, PLC  Jun. 17, 2013 11:19a

An 18 year-old high school senior who was also a cheerleader has been arrested in Minnetonka, Minnesota on sex trafficking charges. The cheerleader, M.P., has been accused of setting up a younger student in prostitution activities which involved giving oral sex to male customers for pay. The younger student is a 16 year-old who has a "developmental cognitive delay" problem. The illegal activity was discovered after the 16 year-old girl's mother became suspicious when her daughter's behavior changed. The mother began investigating by looking at her daughter's cell phone records which contained disturbing text messages.

The 16 year-old is a sophomore at the same school as the accused. The younger girl was driven to two residences by the accused where she was instructed to provide oral sex to male customers inside. At one address, the girl did so and was given $60 cash by the male customer which the accused deposited into her own bank account. At the second address, the customer declined the younger girl's offer of oral sex. An investigation into the matter began on March 9 of this year and concluded with the charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution. The accused girl had placed an ad offering up her classmate for sex services on a website, from which she received phone calls. If convicted of the charges she faces, M.P. could serve up to 20 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

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