NORTH DAKOTA -- A former North Idaho man who battled the Environmental Protection Agency has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking in North Dakota.

Michael Sackett, 47, made his first court appearance in federal court Tuesday.

Sackett faces charges for attempting to entice an underage girl across state lines to engage in a commercial sex act.

Sackett and his wife Chantell made headlines when they fought the EPA over some land they bought in Priest Lake that was later determined to be wetlands by the agency.

The couple brought their fight all the way to the Supreme Court and won.

Sackett will be back in court Friday.

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