Man found guilty of sex trafficking woman

Published 9:32 am Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — A man has been found guilty of sex trafficking an 18-year-old woman from Wisconsin to eastern Minnesota.

Authorities announced Monday that Rahmad Geddes of Blaine was found guilty of sex trafficking, prostitution and firearms charges following a six-day trial in a federal court.

Prosecutors said 36-year-old Geddes recruited the victim from her Eau Claire, Wisconsin, home and took her to a Duluth motel. They say he and a friend used the victim’s cellphone to set up several meetings with men.

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Geddes was suspected of physically assaulting the victim after he accused her of hiding money. Authorities say he brought her back to her home in January 2014.

The case was investigated by local and federal authorities.

A sentencing date wasn’t immediately scheduled.