Three Plead Not Guilty to Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl to Men in Grand ForksThree people charged with pimping a 17-year-old girl to several men in Grand Forks are pleading not guilty.
By: Stacie Van Dyke, Grand Forks Herald
Three people charged with pimping a 17-year-old girl to several men in Grand Forks are pleading not guilty.
22-year-old Amanda Stewart, 27-year-old Joshua Harry and 29-year-old Travis Johnson could be sentenced to life in prison without parole if convicted. Johnson is charged with a felony corruption of a minor for allegedly having sex with the 17-year-old. Prosecutors say he advertised the girl online and introduced her to Harry and Stewart, who took her to appointments with potential customers.
The girl, now 19, says she was taken to a handful of apartments, houses and motel rooms in Grand Forks. Stewart remains free on bond. Harry and Johnson remain in the Grand Forks County jail under $50,000 bonds. All three are scheduled in court Jan. 10. The only customer charged has been Michael Delmore, a retired high school counselor.