Man charged with promoting prostitution in St. Paul Park
A convicted pimp has been charged — again — with sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution.
Sandy W. Yancy, 35, Minneapolis was charged on Monday by the Washington County Attorney’s office. Yancy was also convicted in 2013 of felony promotion of prostitution in Olmsted County, and sentenced to almost three years in jail.
According to Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, the charges are another victory for the East Metro Human Trafficking Task Force, which was formed in 2017.
“It appears that the Task Force has once again arrested a career pimp who preys on multiple women for his own commercial gain. We as a society are disgusted and appalled at such acts,” said Orput.
According to the criminal complaint, Yancy first met an unidentified female in 2012. She performed sexual services for money at Yancy’s direction.
When Yancy was released from prison, he reconnected with the woman, and supervised acts of prostitution in her home in St. Paul Park. She is 25 years old.
The investigation is ongoing because there may be other victims, according to the county attorney’s office.