Testimony: Minnesota GOP donor paid underage girls for sex
August 25, 2021 9:37AM CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer is testifying that a prominent Minnesota GOP donor allegedly paid underage girls for sex. The Star Tribune reports that Minneapolis Police Officer Brandon Brugger testified during a detention hearing Tuesday for Anton Lazzaro that Lazzaro groomed his victims with expensive purses, vape pens, alcohol and other gifts. Brugger added that 19-year-old University of St. Thomas student Gisela Castro Medina recruited girls for Lazzaro on SnapChat. A federal grand jury indicted the 30-year-old Lazzaro on multiple sex trafficking counts earlier this month.