FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A Fargo man has been arrested for allegedly recruiting prostitutes through the Internet and acting as a sex trafficker in the area.
40-year-old Chad Lindley is facing felony charges for human or sex trafficking and drug possession. Lindley is a former state champion auctioneer.
Fargo police say Lindley was targeting local women. They say they got a tip from an informant and tracked Lindley's ads that recruited women though an Internet site.
Police Lieutenant Joel Vettel says some people look at prostitution as a victimless crime, but it's not. He says authorities are worried because pimps target minors.
Human trafficking is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.