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Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, in August 2020, Charles William Dexter III, 41, recruited a 14-year-old minor to engage in commercial sex acts for his benefit. Dexter arranged for these commercial sex acts using online advertisements, including ads posted on, to take place at hotels.

Dexter pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson to one count of sex trafficking of a minor. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.  

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, the Bloomington Police Department, and the FBI.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Manda M. Sertich and Chelsea A. Walcker are prosecuting the case.


Updated September 6, 2022

Human Trafficking