2 ARRESTS IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING STING WERE LINE 3 WORKERS. Activists opposed to Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline have long argued its construction would bring sex crimes to northern Minnesota.
February 23, 2021
Duluth News Tribune
Two of the men charged in last week’s Itasca County human trafficking bust were working on Enbridge’s Line 3 project, fueling concern that construction of the oil pipeline is bringing a higher risk of sex crimes to the area.
Michael Kelly West, 53, of Rolla Missouri, was charged with one count of carrying a pistol without a permit and one count of solicitation to engage in prostitution.
Matthew Ty Hall, 33, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, was charged with one count of solicitation of a person believed