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Published January 11, 2013, 02:26 PM

Man Charged in Human Trafficking Case Turns Down Plea Deal

A Grand Forks man charged with pimping a 17-year-old girl has turned down a plea deal in court deciding instead to risk going to trial on a rare human trafficking charge that carries a top sentence of life in prison.

A Grand Forks man charged with pimping a 17-year-old girl has turned down a plea deal in court deciding instead to risk going to trial on a rare human trafficking charge that carries a top sentence of life in prison.

30-year-old Travis Johnson is one of three charged with trafficking the girl as a prostitute to several men in Grand Forks. His alleged accomplices Joshua Harry and Amanda Stewart took the deals with prosecutors. Johnson didn't explain why he turned down the deal. He is also charged with felony corruption of a minor for allegedly having sex with the 17-year-old.

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