6 arrested for soliciting sex from underage girls in southern MN

Six people were arrested in southern Minnesota over the weekend for attempting to buy sex from underage girls online.

Law enforcement investigators in Blue Earth County had posted ads online posing as underage prostitutes. Investigators reportedly received calls and text messages from more than 150 different people responding to the online ads.

The suspects were arrested in Madison Lake on Saturday after agreeing to buy sex from the prostitutes for money or drugs. One man fled during the operation and has not been located. They are being held for soliciting juveniles for prostitution.

“We are continuing to try to get the message out that Minnesota girls are not for sale in southern Minnesota,” the Blue Earth County sheriff’s office said in a news release.