Category: South Dekota

Judge refuses to lower bond on man accused of trafficking women for sex out of massage parlor

A Sioux Falls man charged with pimping and prostitution and accused of trafficking women for sex out of a massage parlor in the area was held in jail on bond Monday.
Willie Charles Whitman, 47, was charged in July with pimping or renting for prostitution and practicing massage without a license after police conducted a weeks-long sting investigation into a massage service.

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Sex Trafficking Allegations Raise Concerns On Prevalence In SD

“Sex trafficking is happening here in South Dakota. I’m glad to see we’re identifying it, and we’re bringing those to justice who are doing the perpetrating,” Becky Rassmussen said.
“I’m happy to see that law enforcement was able to catch these individuals and go from there,” Michelle Trent said.
Michelle Trent is the assistant director at the Compass Center. She says this crime happens more than you think.

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