A La Crescent man stands accused of attempting to hire an underage female prostitute in Rochester. He was charged Aug. According to the criminal complaint, Bell responded to an ad placed on Back.
Bell allegedly sent multiple text messages asking for "an hour or so of fun. According to the complaint, Bell continued to text the undercover officer and eventually asked for nude photos of the underage female, which were sent, according to the complaint. The parties arranged to meet in Rochester around 6 p.
Bell allegedly texted the undercover officer at p. Officers said they traced the phone back to Bell, including calling on a different line to confirm his identity.
An investigator from Rochester arranged to meet with Bell at the La Crescent Police Department after he failed to arrive during the sting operation. According to the complaint, Bell confirmed that he "had responded to for prostitution services on back and craigslist for the last couple of years.
He initially denied that he'd attempted to hire a year-old female for sexual contact in Rochester. However, he admitted to it after being shown text messages by the investigator, the complaint said.
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