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04/11/2013

Minnesota man indicted for transporting for interstate prostitution

MINNEAPOLIS – A suburban Twin Cities man was indicted in federal court Wednesday for transporting a woman across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. This indictment comes as a result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.

Napoleon "Nate" Long, Jr., 27 of Fridley, was charged with one count of enticing another for interstate travel to engage in prostitution and one count of transportation with intent to engage in prostitution. Federal law prohibits the interstate transportation of individuals for the purpose of prostitution.

The indictment alleges that in October 2011, Long persuaded a woman to travel to Colorado to engage in prostitution.

If convicted, Long faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. All sentences would be determined by a federal district court judge.