A federal jury has convicted three men but acquitted five others and one woman of involvement in the sex trafficking of Somali girls in Minnesota and Tennessee.
The nine are among 30 people indicted for allegedly trafficking or conspiring to traffic juveniles in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Nashville, Tenn., and Columbus, Ohio. The other 21, including two women, may face trial in the future.
In Nashville today, Idris Ibrahim Fahra, Andrew Kayachith and Yassin Abdirahman Yusuf, all of the Twin Cities, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children by force, fraud or coercion,the Associated Press reports. They were also charged with child sex trafficking and attempted child sex trafficking; only Fahra was convicted of child sex trafficking.
All could be sentenced to life. No sentencing date was set. [READ MORE]