Thursday, March 7, 2013

Because I don't bring you nearly enough news from North Dakota...

2nd suspect seeks trial in human trafficking case

March 05, 2013 9:39 pm  •  Associated Press
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A second man charged in an alleged human trafficking case in Grand Forks is heading to trial.

Twenty-seven-year-old Joshua Harry earlier took a deal offered by prosecutors and pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution in the case that authorities say involved the pimping of a 17-year-old girl. Harry now wants to stand trial on a more serious charge of human trafficking, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Two others are charged in the case. Earlier this year, 30-year-old Travis Johnson rejected a plea deal and will stand trial on charges of human trafficking and felony corruption of a minor. He also allegedly had sex with the girl.

Twenty-two-year-old Amanda Stewart pleaded guilty in January to a charge of criminal facilitation

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