North Dakota human trafficking convictions

These individuals have been convicted of offenses related to sex trafficking and felony facilitating prostitution in North Dakota in federal and state courts in the past three years, according to court records.

Traffickers

These individuals have been convicted in North Dakota of offenses related to facilitating prostitution, forcing or coercing others to have sex for money, or attempting to do so.

Chad Lee Lindley

Chad Lee Lindley

Residence: Jamestown, North Dakota

Offense Date: May 2012

Jurisdiction: Cass County

Conviction: Human trafficking, luring minors by computer, use of a minor in sexual performance

Sentence: 8 years, 5 years suspended

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Dustin Morsette

Dustin Morsette

Age when arrested: 22

Residence: New Town, North Dakota

Offense Date: September 2009

Jurisdiction: ND U.S. District Court

Conviction: Sex trafficking by force or coercion in addition to several other sexual abuse charges and other offenses

Sentence: 45 years

Supervised release or probation: Lifetime supervised release

Marvin Rex Lord

Marvin Rex Lord

Residence: Festus, Missouri

Offense Date: February 2014

Jurisdiction: Burleigh County

Conviction: Facilitating prostitution

Sentence: 50 days jail with 2 years, 315 days suspended

Supervised release or probation: 2 years

Travis Levar Johnson

Travis Levar Johnson

Age when arrested: 29

Residence: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Offense Date: November 2010

Jurisdiction: Grand Forks County

Conviction: Corruption or solicitation of minors

Sentence: 5 years, 18 months suspended

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Amanda Lynn Stewart

Amanda Lynn Stewart

Age when arrested: 22

Residence: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Offense Date: November 2010

Jurisdiction: Grand Forks County

Conviction: Criminal facilitation. Co-defendant of Travis Johnson and Joshua Harry.

Sentence: 30 days in jail, 2 years suspended

Supervised release or probation: 2 years

Joshua Anthony Harry

Joshua Anthony Harry

Age when arrested: 27

Residence: Fargo, North Dakota

Offense Date: November 2010

Jurisdiction: Grand Forks County

Conviction: Promoting prostitution

Sentence: 5 years with 2 years, 6 months suspended

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Levell Lee Durr

Levell Lee Durr

Age when arrested: 31

Residence: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Offense Date: 2014

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: Sentencing set for March

Johns

These individuals have been convicted in North Dakota of offenses related to attempting to pay for sex with minors. All convictions resulted from undercover sting operations.

Lawrence E. Hundley Jr.

Lawrence E. Hundley Jr.

Age when arrested: 50

Residence: Porter, Texas

Offense Date: November 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 5 years, 3 months

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Clayton L. Lakey

Clayton L. Lakey

Age when arrested: 34

Residence: Billings, Montana

Offense Date: November 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 5 years

Supervised release or probation: 10 years

Justin Hess

Justin Hess

Age when arrested: 33

Offense Date: November 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 20 months

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Justin K. Mattson

Justin K. Mattson

Age when arrested: 42

Offense Date: November 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 2 years

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Ramont Thomas

Ramont Thomas

Age when arrested: 28

Residence: Dickinson, North Dakota

Offense Date: November 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 1 Year, 1 day

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Shawn R. Bergstrand

Shawn R. Bergstrand

Residence: Bismarck, North Dakota

Offense Date: July 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 1 year, 1 day

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Bobby A. Abplanalp

Bobby A. Abplanalp

Residence: Formerly Dickinson, North Dakota

Offense Date: June 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 2 years, 3 months

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Daniel P. Ray

Daniel P. Ray

Age when arrested: 20

Residence: Bismarck, North Dakota

Offense Date: October 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 2 years, 6 months

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Rafael Torres

Rafael Torres

Age when arrested: 32

Offense Date: November 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 2 years, 6 months

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Zachary Wolff

Zachary Wolff

Age when arrested: 21

Offense Date: November 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 2 years

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Charles Lee Hood

Charles Lee Hood

Age when arrested: 43

Offense Date: November 2013

Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court

Conviction: Coercion and enticement

Sentence: 2 years

Supervised release or probation: 5 years

Galen Paul Rufus

Galen Paul Rufus

Residence: Minot, North Dakota

Offense Date: September 2013

Jurisdiction: Ward County

Conviction: Human trafficking

Sentence: 10 years, 5 years suspended

Supervised release or probation: 5 years