Another man sentenced from Sturgis sex trafficking sting

Published: Jan. 19, 2018 at 4:10 PM CST
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A Canadian man was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for his involvement in sex trafficking during the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

This is one of the many cases that have come out of an undercover operation law enforcement puts on each year to put an end to sex crimes at the rally.

Alexandros Thymaras, who was 32-years-old at the time of the incident, was charged with attempted trafficking involving servitude and forced labor.

Thymaras admitted to responding to a Craigslist advertisement offering a 20-year-old woman for prostitution. Little did he know, he was communicating with an undercover agent when he attempted to negotiate terms of engaging in sex with a minor female.

After being offered three available females of all minor ages, Thymaras selected a 15-year-old and agreed to pay $70, saying she was for his 17-year-old cousin to engage with.

After meeting with the undercover agent, he was arrested.