RAPE

Moorhead Man Sentenced for Raping an Exotic Dancer

He was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime in 2013

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A sex offender who was convicted of raping and holding a seven-months pregnant exotic dancer prisoner has been sentenced. Jesse Paskey, 34, of Moorhead, was given 30 years in prison for the December 2012 crime. He was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime in 2013. But Paskey sought a new trial and…

Minnesota Hits 50 Year Low in Crime Numbers

Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft

  MINNESOTA — The crime rate in Minnesota has dropped to the lowest level in 50 years. The BCA released a report that states overall, crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, arson and human trafficking are occurring only half as much as they did through the late 80s and 90s. Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor…

Minnesota Couple Accused of Recruiting Teen for Swinger Lifestyle

The charges allege the Germains set up a "sex room'' in the attic of their home's detached garage

Michael Germain (L), Heather Germain, (R)  GOODHUE, Minn. — A southeastern Minnesota couple is accused of sexually assaulting a teen and trying to recruit her for a swinger’s lifestyle. Michael Germain, 43, and 49-year-old Heather Germain of Goodhue appeared in court Monday. They face charges including criminal sexual conduct and interfering with the privacy of a minor. The charges allege…

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center Holds Pinwheels for Peace Project

The Pinwheels for Peace project is set up all over the metro to show the many cases of sexual abuse

FARGO, N.D. — Pinwheels are spinning all over the metro in order to bring awareness to abuse. The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center holds their Pinwheels for Peace project in the last week of April each year. Six hundred and twelve pinwheels are set up on the NDSU campus, Island Park, Veterans Boulevard and on Concordia’s campus. The pinwheels signify the…

Minnesota Attorney: Prostitution Ring the “Uber of Sex Trafficking”

The women were often robbed, beaten, raped and worked up to 14 hours a day

  WASHINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — A Washington County, Minnesota attorney calls it “the Uber of sex trafficking”. Four Chinese nationals have been charged with a prostitution ring that stretched from the Twin Cities into Fargo-Moorhead, the oil patch and included a total of 29 states. Ads were placed allowing men to text and set up sex with women trafficked from…

Clothesline Project: Giving a Voice to Victims of Sexual Assault

The clothesline project is set up at NDSU where students are sharing their sexual assault stories through t-sirts

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a touchy subject that some people don’t wish to share with the public. “You thought it was okay to take advantage of me. It was not,” read NDSU student Mackenzie Eckman. “You acted like nothing happened but I have to live with this forever.” Eckman is just one of the many students within the NDSU community…

High Risk Sex Offender Moving to Detroit Lakes Neighborhood

A community meeting will be held Thursday night at 6 in the City Council Chambers

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A community notification meeting is planned in Detroit Lakes about a high risk sex offender who is moving back into the community. Robert Baca will be back in DL on April 5th after completing his sentence. A community meeting will be held Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Officers will be on…