A judge who handed down a record sentence to a St. Paul man convicted of running a sex trafficking ring was forced to scale back his prison time after the Minnesota Court of Appeals found his sentence had been unlawfully enhanced. After expressing her disagreement with the higher court’s ruling, Ramsey County District Judge Joy Bartscher reduced Rashad Ramon Ivy’s sentence from about 58 years to just over 48 at a resentencing hearing held for him Friday. “To impose a sentence less than this court imposed (before) minimizes the extreme conduct that Mr. Ivy was involved in,” Bartscher said. “I believe Mr. Judge forced to give new sentence to St. Paul man convicted of ‘horrible’ sex-trafficking ring

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