Jury convicts St. Paul man of using 7 victims in sex-trafficking ring
Jurors have convicted a 35-year-old St. Paul man of recruiting for his sex-trafficking ring at least seven girls and women, one of whom turned him in after she was beaten and left at a hospital.
Rashad R. Ivy was found guilty Tuesday of four counts of sex trafficking, three counts of soliciting prostitution and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Ivy will be sentenced in Ramsey County District Court on May 20, when “aggravating factors” could impact the punishment he is given. The jury found those factors to be that he was the mastermind of the trafficking ring that served dozens of men from across the Twin Cities.