Twin Cities man arrested in child prostitute ring

A Twin Cities man was arrested Monday in connection with an alleged sex ring that prostituted underage girls. Laura Yuen reports.

Mohamed Ahmed Amalle is now the 30th defendant in a massive child-prostitution case. Authorities allege the Somali Mafia and Somali Outlaws gangs operated the ring out of the Twin Cities, Nashville and Columbus, Ohio.

A grand jury indictment alleges that in November 2006, when Mohamed Amalle was 18, he became part of an original group of men that began selling a girl younger than 13 for sex. She's identified in court documents as Jane Doe Two. The group allegedly called up customers and then dropped her off at apartment complexes in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

According to the indictment, Jane Doe Two would perform similar "missions," as the alleged gang members called them, at a Brooklyn Center hotel and a Blaine mall.

St. Paul Police and the Hennepin County sheriff's department arrested Amalle without incident. He's scheduled to appear in federal court in Minneapolis Tuesday.

All 30 defendants are scheduled to go to trial Oct. 4 in Nashville.

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