8 arrested in undercover sex sting operation in Mankato 08 May 17

An undercover sex trafficking operation in the City of Mankato resulted in the arrest of 8 individuals for various prostitution related offenses. Seven of the individuals were released and one has an outstanding warrant from South Dakota. Social media was used in this sting. Information about the suspects will be released once they are formally charged. The New Ulm Police Department, Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office and the Mankato Department of Public Safety collaborated on the investigation. Grant funds were provided by the State of Minnesota’s Office of Justice Programs.