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March 26, 2013

Brother, sister charged with sex trafficking

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MANKATO —

Gondreau was told to drive to the Days Inn hotel and knock on the door for room 212. No one answered the door, but a woman met him in the hallway and told him to come to the parking lot. That woman was the one identified by her initials in the complaint.

They walked to the van, which was in the parking lot, and were met by Lakisha Hinton, the complaint said. Gondreau told Lindmeyer he gave Hinton the marijuana before he got into the back of the van with the other woman. Hinton opened the back door to the van a short time later after Gondreau became uncomfortable and started arguing with the other woman, he reported.

After Hinton refused to return the money, Gondreau left the van and went back to his car. He told Lindmeyer he lied about the robbery when he called police because he was embarrassed about what had happened, the complaint said.

He was able to use a computer in Lindmeyer’s squad car to call up the ad with the number he had called. It had an area code from Milwaukee.

The Hintons and the other woman were later located at the Microtel hotel along Victory Drive. Lakisha Hinton told Lindmeyer the other woman had met Gondreau at a party and he had invited them to the Days Inn. She also showed Lindmeyer her cellphone call record, which confirmed that was the number Gondreau had called when he responded to the Internet ad, the complaint said.

When the other woman was interviewed by police, she said she had been in a relationship with Lakisha Hinton for about four years. She said they were in the area because Hinton’s sister lives in North Mankato. They had been in the area for a short time last year, left, then returned about a month ago, she told police.

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