Man sentenced in sex trafficking case
A man from Carlos, Minn., has been sentenced in Olmsted County District Court for his role in a sex trafficking case.
Adam Jo Klimek, 26, was sentenced Friday to 86 months in prison, stayed for 20 years, and ordered to serve 90 days in jail. According to court documents, he must register as a predatory offender, complete a sex offender program and a program aimed at men who use prostituted women, in addition to other conditions.
The charges stem from an incident in May 2013, when two girls — one from Kasson and one from Rochester — were picked up by a Bloomington man and taken to a hotel in the Twin Cities. That man, Lee Andrew Paul, 34, told them he was a pimp, then threatened them, the complaint says.
The case broke two days later, when a detective with the Anoka-Hennepin Drug Task Force overheard the Kasson girl ask a Maple Grove hotel clerk for a phone to call police and intervened.The detective confronted Paul, who fled in his SUV, but he later was caught in Alexandria with the Rochester girl and a woman who was allegedly helping him.
While in Alexandria, Paul and the woman, Alyssa Morgan Sieracki, 21, posted an ad on Craigslist, soliciting the 12-year-old Rochester girl for sex, the complaint says.
Klimek responded to the advertisement. Paul and Sieracki took the girl to Klimek's home, where he was supposed to pay her $600 for sex. He was physically unable to have sex, court documents say, but gave her $400.
Klimek was charged with one count each of first-degree criminal sexual conduct-contact with person under 13, and engaging in prostitution with person under 13, both felonies. He pleaded guilty to the second count in August; in exchange for the plea, the other charge was dismissed.
Sieracki was arrested and charged with felony promotion of prostitution-person under 18. She was placed into a diversion program in January, and will spend five years on probation.
Paul faces charges in Anoka County.