MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – In August 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) St. Paul and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) responded to a tip about a sexual ad of juvenile girl posted on Backpage.com. HSI and MPD responded to the tip and recovered the juvenile female victim from a hotel room.
Jamal Moore was identified at the hotel room and taken into custody. The victim later stated during an interview that Moore was her trafficker.
On Jan. 17, 2013, Moore failed to appear in Minnesota state court, County of Hennepin, for a pre-trial hearing. A bench warrant was issued. He remains a fugitive.