Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Three People Accused Of Sex Trafficking A 17-Year-Old On BackPage.Com, Homeland Security Is Involved In The Investigation Which May Include 19 Trafficked Women...

Stock photo, "escort" flyers that litter the streets of Las Vegas,
blog post by John Hoff

Click here for criminal complaint. 

One year ago, a scared and traumatized 17-year-old told somebody her story, and that somebody contacted police "on behalf of" the 17-year-old. Police were mighty interested and interviewed the young woman. Eventually, Homeland Security was involved. 

The 17-year-old said she met a guy named Julius Roman Stately on Facebook and eventually spoke with Stately at her mother's house. While using narcotics, the talk eventually turned to how the 17-year-old could make money as a prostitute....

Another female named Carlie Rae Martin was present at the conversation, and is now charged along with Julius Roman Stately of sex trafficking. 

The 17-year-old went on to describe how Stately took photos of her in lingerie and posted advertisements on Backpage.com, an entity where legal "escort" services almost always turn out to be illegal prostitution services. Ads were also posted for Carlie Martin. 

The victim had sex with a number of men for prices between $150 and $220. Stately, the pimp, would provide transportation, condoms and hotel rooms. But instead of getting a generous cut of her earnings, the victim reported Stately kept her money and only provided her food and drugs. The prostitution took place in hotels in Plymouth, Bloomington, and Brooklyn Center. 

The victim claims Stately had recruited 19 girls ranging in age from 15 to 22. The victim was with Stately for a month, then broke up with him, then went back for about three weeks. 

The 17-year-old reported Stately didn't drive himself but had a man known as "Celly" doing the driving. "Celly" had shared a prison cell with Stately and that's why he was dubbed "Celly," but his real name is Peter Rayfield Butterfly. Records show Butterfly rented a room at the Super 8 in Brooklyn Center for three days, March 19, 20 and 21 in 2013.

Though the incidents took place a year ago, it was only recently that Stately, Butterfly and Martin were jailed. Agents from Homeland Security are involved in the investigation. 

Stately and Butterfly remain in jail while Martin is out on conditional release. 

Martin is charged with prostitution, sex trafficking, and aiding an offender to avoid arrest. Her home address is listed on the jail roster as 843 Wheaton Street, Chippewa Falls, WI. 

Butterfly is charged with two counts of sex trafficking and some charged that appear to be related to an auto accident. His bail is just over $75,000. His address is listed as 2442 Ogema Place in Minneapolis, rental housing owned by Little Earth United Tribes. Butterfly's mugshot can be found online, click here. His name comes up on a website of Native Americans who are under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, but the link to Butterfly's information went dead, apparently after Butterfly was no longer on parole. 

A mugshot from 2002, when Butterfly was "only" accused of auto theft and possession of burglary tools, is also available online.

Julius Roman Stately, whose mugshot can be found online from the time he was accused of failing to register as a predatory offender while living in Red Lake, click here, has appeared three times on this blog's periodic publication of the Hennepin County Jail Roster, each time listing a different address. 

In November/December 2012, Stately's address was listed as 6125 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth, MN. In February of 2011, he was listed at an unknown address on the Red Lake Reservation. But it was sometime between January and June of 2013 that Butterfly was considered to be a resident of North Minneapolis, supposedly living at "29th and Emerson Ave. N." (No address more specific than that was listed for this accused pimp and trafficker, thank you very much)

With a major prostitution ring busted up and Homeland Security involved, you'd think the mainstream media would be all over this one, but so often mainstream media don't write stories unless somebody sends out a carefully-crafted press release. (Which the media then publish, virtually word for word, and all in a pack at the same time) 

So who is really deciding what gets reported? The media? Or the government, by sending out a press release to wake up the mainstream media hounds, who then begin barking as though they've discovered something? 

JNS blog prefers to find stories by actually working to dig the stories up (mostly by scouring the jail roster) rather than waiting for a government-approved press release to bring the office fax machine to life. 


Anonymous said...

Thank you for getting the story started. Sex trafficking is my biggest anger source. I hope they all rot in jail.
MCullen NE

Anonymous said...

All of this stands to reason.
1- JNS being less than a bottom feeder as a journalist
2- A sex story is just what a bottom feeder thinks will be of interest to to readers
3- In the end it is the readers who get screwed because JNS blogs about sex stories no other reputable journalist will touch

A real winner you are

Johnny Northside! said...

A cheap criticism that could be leveled at any media entity reporting a story about sex trafficking. You know who is a bottom feeder? ALLEGEDLY? People like Julius Roman Stately who troll around on Facebook looking for troubled young women to exploit.

But I guess trolls tend to stick together, and your comment is proof of that, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Criminal complaint link does not work for me.

More recent mugshot courtesy State on MN: http://coms.doc.state.mn.us/publicviewer/Inmate.asp?OID=221271

There might be more to the criminal history Julius Roman Stately as it seems there had to be a felony conviction for a "crime of violence" in the past for the following charge to be brought in 2005. Noted: the guilty plea to the charge.

MNCIS shows:

Case No. 68-K6-05-000124
The State of Minnesota vs. JULIUS ROMAN STATELY
Plea 1. Felon Convicted Crime of Violence - Firearm Violation

Subd. 1b.Violation and penalty.

(a) Any person who has been convicted of a crime of violence, as defined in section 624.712, subdivision 5, and who ships, transports, possesses, or receives a firearm, commits a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 15 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $30,000, or both.


Subd. 5.Crime of violence.

"Crime of violence" means: felony convictions of the following offenses: sections 609.185 (murder in the first degree); 609.19 (murder in the second degree); 609.195 (murder in the third degree); 609.20 (manslaughter in the first degree); 609.205 (manslaughter in the second degree); 609.215 (aiding suicide and aiding attempted suicide); 609.221 (assault in the first degree); 609.222 (assault in the second degree); 609.223 (assault in the third degree); 609.2231 (assault in the fourth degree); 609.229 (crimes committed for the benefit of a gang); 609.235 (use of drugs to injure or facilitate crime); 609.24 (simple robbery); 609.245 (aggravated robbery); 609.25 (kidnapping); 609.255 (false imprisonment); 609.322 (solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution; sex trafficking); 609.342 (criminal sexual conduct in the first degree); 609.343 (criminal sexual conduct in the second degree); 609.344 (criminal sexual conduct in the third degree); 609.345 (criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree); 609.377 (malicious punishment of a child); 609.378 (neglect or endangerment of a child); 609.486 (commission of crime while wearing or possessing a bullet-resistant vest); 609.52 (involving theft of a firearm, theft involving the intentional taking or driving of a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner or authorized agent of the owner, theft involving the taking of property from a burning, abandoned, or vacant building, or from an area of destruction caused by civil disaster, riot, bombing, or the proximity of battle, and theft involving the theft of a controlled substance, an explosive, or an incendiary device); 609.561 (arson in the first degree); 609.562 (arson in the second degree); 609.582, subdivision 1, 2, or 3 (burglary in the first through third degrees); 609.66, subdivision 1e (drive-by shooting); 609.67 (unlawfully owning, possessing, operating a machine gun or short-barreled shotgun); 609.71 (riot); 609.713 (terroristic threats); 609.749 (stalking); 609.855, subdivision 5 (shooting at a public transit vehicle or facility); and chapter 152 (drugs, controlled substances); and an attempt to commit any of these offenses.


Johnny Northside! said...

The link wasn't working but now it should work. Thanks for calling that to my attention.

Johnny Northside! said...

Normally I just reject spam comments without saying much of anything, deleting those 50 at a time when they hit my spam folder. In this case, I'd like to point out a spam comment I rejected was for a "PayPal" escort service in India.

And the most brazen and shameless spammer of the year award goes to....

Johnny Northside! said...

Another piece of spam along the same lines has been rejected. This one was much better written. I guess there is some competition for the title bestowed in the previous comment.