Wisconsin man sentenced in sex trafficking case

November 19, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A Milwaukee man who authorities accuse of forcing two people into prostitution has been sentenced to over five years in prison.

The Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/1EXfRB1 ) reports 34-year-old Alexander Roberts earlier pleaded guilty to transportation for prostitution.

Authorities say Sioux Falls detectives last November arranged to meet two women at a hotel who were posing as escorts in an online ad. When undercover officers were talking to a clerk at the hotel, a 24-year-old woman ran up to them and asked for help as Roberts chased after her. The officers arrested Roberts.

A 17-year-old girl was also found in a hotel room.

The woman told police she thought she and Roberts had come to Sioux Falls to "party" for a few days, but he soon forced her to perform sex acts.


Associated Press