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Associated Press, Published July 23 2013

ND man pleads not guilty to human trafficking

BISMARCK — A Tioga man accused of human trafficking has pleaded not guilty.

Aaron Collins, 32, entered the not guilty plea to the Class A felony charge Monday in South Central District Court in Bismarck.

Court documents say Collins allegedly made contact with a woman he believed was trafficking her underage daughters for money.

Collins' bond was set at $50,000.

His attorney, Amanda Harris, was granted a presentence investigation report, which will look at Collins' background and whether there were extenuating circumstances involving his arrest.