Judges orders man to 20 years in sex-trafficking case, calls him 'a predator'

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A St Paul, Minn., man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for first-degree sex trafficking.

Damon Michael DiMartino, 41, of St. Paul pleaded guilty in June, and on Friday, Oct. 28, District Court Judge John R. McBride handed down the sentencing — the maximum allowable by state statute.

"You are a pimp. You are a predator," McBride said in court. "You prey on the most vulnerable in our community."

Evidence showed 13 different instances of pimping between July 12 and Oct. 16, 2015, in North Branch, Minneapolis, Mille Lacs, Prior Lake, St. Paul and Forest Lake.

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