State v. Anonymous (Engage in Prostitution, Ramsey Co 2014)
Law enforcement officials from St. Paul set up a reverse sting for prostitution. They set it up by having a female officer act as an undercover prostitute, and created a fake ad on the internet for an illicit massage. Our client responded to the ad. Law enforcement recorded his responses over the phone and text messages. Law enforcement had hidden cameras and recording devices in the hotel room. The officer made the alleged offer for the sex act, and the defendant allegedly accepted the offer asking for sexual services. He was arrested at the scene and charged with engaging in prostitution under Minnesota Statute 609.324. We defended the case at jury trial, and the jury found the defendant NOT GUILTY.