- 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.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide