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Published September 30, 2013, 01:05 PM

Minot man arrested in human trafficking case

BURLINGTON, N.D. (AP) — The sheriff's department in Ward County says a Minot man is accused of trying to trade drugs for sex with a 14-year-old girl.

BURLINGTON, N.D. (AP) — The sheriff's department in Ward County says a Minot man is accused of trying to trade drugs for sex with a 14-year-old girl.

The agency says 54-year-old Gaylen Paul Rufus was arrested as part of a human trafficking investigation after an officer in the Internet Crimes Against Children unit set up a meeting with him.

He is charged with human trafficking, possession of drugs, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Rufus is in the Ward County Jail awaiting a court appearance.

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