Lengthy prison term for Grand Island sex trafficker

Police and prosecutors call on sex trafficking victims to come forward
Mohamuud Gurre was sentenced to prison for felony sex trafficking
Mohamuud Gurre was sentenced to prison for felony sex trafficking(Hall County Jail)
Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 12:05 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2021 at 2:28 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man convicted of drugging and beating women he sold for sex is facing a lengthy prison term.

Thirty-two-year-old Mohamuud Gurre of Grand Island was sentenced Tuesday to 35-40 years in prison for his conviction on felony labor and sex trafficking.

He was arrested in May 2020 after an investigation into a sex trafficking scheme in which multiple women were brought into a house near downtown Grand Island and sold to local men for sex. Court records indicate that Gurre and Hassan Aden drugged and beat the women if they refused sex with their customers. The records indicate that in at least one case, a woman said Gurre threatened her children if she didn’t cooperate.

Gurre was convicted in November.

In a joint press release issued Tuesday, the Grand Island Police Department and the Hall County Attorney’s office pointed to Gurre’s conviction and sentencing as a result of years of investigation. Quoting from the press release, the two agencies stated “Human Trafficking is happening in Central Nebraska. We hope this case opens our communities’ eyes to report suspicious or potential Human Trafficking behavior and continue collaborating with our local, state, and federal agencies and prosecutors to eradicate these deplorable acts.”

Grand Island police request that anyone with information on human and sex trafficking contact them at 308-385-5400 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to Be Free (233733).

If victims don’t want to talk to police, they can contact the Crisis Center in Grand Island at (308) 381-0555.

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