Two men charged with prostitution involving a 15-year-old boy have been sentenced after pleading guilty earlier this year. The men were accused of responding to an ad on Craigslist and then meeting the boy in a Cold Spring park on separate occasions where they paid him for sex.
A St. Cloud man was arrested in a prostitution sting last November after he allegedly tried to pay a 15-year-old girl for sex. A felony count of prostitution was filed this week against 40-year-old Ryan Mulliner.
Sex trafficking is a growing industry among gangs and drug dealers who use women to make them money by selling sex. It's a crime syndicate that operates in the shadows of every city big and small and Stearns County is no different.