- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for bringing a teen to Fargo for the purpose of prostitution.

Twenty-one-year-old Anthony Sims, also known as Mar Mar, pleaded guilty in January to one count of sex trafficking of children.

Authorities say Sims was arrested on Jan. 16 during a traffic stop when Fargo police discovered the 15-year-old victim, who gave authorities a false name.

Further investigation showed that the victim was a runaway from the Twin Cities.

Before travelling to Fargo, Sims allegedly posted an advertisement on the online site Backpage.com, promoting that there were women available for commercial sex.


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