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Published November 26, 2013, 03:57 PM

11 men arrested for child sex trafficking in ND oil patch

11 men were arrested in an online child sex trafficking sting in the western North Dakota oil patch.

11 men were arrested in an online child sex trafficking sting in the western North Dakota oil patch.

The men have been charged separately in federal court with attempted sex trafficking of children. The suspects range in ages between 18 and 50. Most are believed to be from out of state.

The arrests last weekend were part of an operation in which federal and state law enforcement officers, posing as online sex traffickers, offered underage girls for sex in the Dickinson area. A similar effort last month in the Williston area netted three arrests.

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