Woman Charged with Sex Trafficking

Woman Charged with Sex Trafficking Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

(KNSI) - A 33 year old St. Cloud woman is accused of selling other women for sex.

Police say Sonya Faye Olson was prostituting women out of the Asteria Motel in Waite Park. That motel had its license revoked for 90 days last month due to numerous police visits, reports of crime and mold issues.

On October 10th, officers were called to the motel on a report that several people were using drugs in a room.

According to the criminal complaint, officers located and identified a woman in the room who reported that Olson had been trafficking her for the last several months.

Police say Olson's Facebook Messenger revealed she had been involved in the sale of drugs and sex trafficking.

Law enforcement says this is an ongoing investigation as other victims were identified through Facebook Messenger.

Olson is charged with promoting prostitution, engaging in sex trafficking and receiving profits from prostitution.

In March, Olson was charged with terroristic threats and 1st degree damage to property for allegedly causing more than $2,000 dollars damage to a home.

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