Apr 21, 2017 at 1:37 pm
A jury in Fargo has found a 29-year old Illinois man guilty of sex trafficking. 29-year old Anthony Collier was charged after a probation officer discovered an image on Collier’s Facebook page depicting a young woman on her knees dressed in lingerie with a dog collar around her neck. A search of his cell phone records found images of a 17 year old juvenile girl. Authorities say Collier used Backpage-dot-com to advertise women for sex. According to the U-S Attorney’s office the victims stated that Collier assaulted and urinated on at least one victim to compel them to engage in commercial sex acts in hotels and residences in Fargo and Moorhead. A sentencing date is set for July 24th in U-S District Court.
KNOX / Doug Barrett