The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

It’s highly debated whether or not a large event like the Super Bowl increases human trafficking and prostitution in the area where it’s held. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. For example, take 33-year-old Justin Beard, of Branson, Missouri. Beard was in Minneapolis in order to work some of the public events leading up to …

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Minneapolis police say that registered sex offender Raymond Andrew Berg allegedly placed an ad on craigslist that seemed to be targeted to homeless or runaway girls. According to the criminal complaint, the Minneapolis Police Department got a tip about the ad on Saturday, Nov. 7, which said, “Homeless? Had a fight with parents or bf? …

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25-year-old Dontre D’Sean McHenry of St. Paul, Minnesota, was arrested in Minneapolis by Homeland Security for allegedly trafficking three minor girls ages 15-17 on Backpage and Facebook for the purposes of prostitution. The 15-year-old was a runaway while the 17-year-old was said to have recruited the 16-year-old. McHenry is facing 10 to life but somehow …

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2 runaways are found via sex ads on website: Dead behind the eyes meth face up there is 29-year-old Meranda L. Warborg of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She’s been charged with assisting others in prostituting two teenage runaways on the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com. The girls, ages 15 and 17, ran away from Eau Claire Wisconsin …

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Charges: Elko Man Paid for Sex With Teenagers: 36-year-old Mickey Cupkie of Elko, Minnesota was recently arrested for allegedly paying to have sex with two minor girls that were advertised on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. The girls were 16 and 17-year-old runaways. The girls were being investigated by Minneapolis police as victims of …

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Man Charged with 8 Counts of Prostituting Young Girls: 30-year-old Akmal Saleem Karon of Minneapolis has been charged with prostituting a 16-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. When caught in a sting by police the victim was covered in bruises. She told police that she met Karon when she was 15 and …

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Man accused of pimping teen girl online: 28-year-old Malachai Tramble II of Minneapolis has been charged with prostituting a 17-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. He’s also been charged with possession of child porn since he is alleged to have taken explicit pictures of the girl to post on backpage’s ‘adult’ section. …

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Minneapolis Human Rights Group Declines Craigslist Money: In a move that can be seen as a slap in the face to craigslist a Minneapolis human rights group rejected am unsolicited $25K grant from the craigslist foundation. The Advocates for Human Rights rejected the grant because of craigslist’s pitiful record of attempting to combat human trafficking …

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Man Allegedly Sold Wife Online: Husband charged with pimping his wife ‘made her feel special’: Husband busted for pimping wife via craigslist allegedly threatened daughter to make her do it: Is it me or does that loser look like Stuart from MAD TV? Anyway said loser is 32-year-old Clinton Danner of Minnesota. He’s accused of …

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Man Faces Federal Charges in a Sex Ring in Minnesota: 41-year-old Liqing Liu, a Chinese national living in Minnesota, is facing federal charges of transporting women across state lines to engage in prostitution. He ran several massage parlors, some of which that advertised on craigslist, with women that were basically slaves to him… Sgt. Grant …

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