Case #163 Three charged in Grand Forks with pimping 17-year-old girl

Grand Forks, ND|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: www.wday.com
Travis Johnson

2 men and one woman in Grand Forks face charges for pimping out a 17-year-old girl.

29-year-old Travis Johnson, 27-year-old Joshua Harry, and 22-year-old Amanda Stewart each face a charge of human trafficking for persuading the teen to engage in sexual acts with men.

The three advertised the girl as an escort on backpage.com and drove her to numerous apartments and hotels around Grand Forks for "shows." This is the first case of human trafficking of a minor in Grand Forks.

Jason McCarthy, Grand Forks Co. Asst. States Atty., says, "for this area, it's extremely rare. This is the first case involving a child we've ever come across."

Harry remains in the Grand Forks County Jail. Johnson is serving a state prison sentence in Rugby. The charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.

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