Somalis in Twin Cities Shaken by Charges of Sex Trafficking

Jennifer Ackerman for The New York Times

Members of Minneapolis’s Somali community left an Eid prayer at Masjid Dar Al-Hijrah on Tuesday. While many Somalis have thrived in the United States, criminal allegations have jolted the immigrant population.

Published: November 23, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS — When the girl now identified as Jane Doe 2 came under their control in 2006, at age 12, the Somali Outlaws and the Somali Mafia gangs set a firm rule: Their members could have sex with her for nothing; others had to pay with money or drugs.




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