29-year-old charged with prostitution

Published 11:14am Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated 11:18am Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A man who allegedly solicited the prostitution of himself and a woman was charged in Otter Tail County District Court.

Kevan Lurue Jackson, 29, of Minneapolis, was charged Feb. 18 with felony solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution; and first-degree sex trafficking.

According to the criminal complaint, special agents conducted a controlled buy of marijuana with a man Nov. 4. The man was allegedly riding in a vehicle with Jackson and a woman. Later that month, the agents learned that the man involved in the controlled buy was headed to North Dakota to pick up marijuana and then go to Jackson’s residence in the 400 block of East St. Charles Avenue in Fergus Falls, the report says.

The agents executed a search warrant of the residence Nov. 20 reportedly and found 18.5 grams of marijuana, a glass smoking pipe with residue, a digital scale with marijuana residue and two cell phones.

Cell phone information revealed 2,210 pages of text messages, phone call logs and emails sent to and from Jackson between Sept. 17 and Nov. 17, the report says. Specifically, numerous text messages involved Jackson allegedly soliciting prostitution of himself and a woman. Numerous messages allegedly involved Jackson suggesting that sexual acts could occur at his residence, adding that kids would be present but likely sleeping. Information about costs and the location of Jackson’s residence were reportedly included in the messages.

Jackson failed to appear at a court hearing Monday and a warrant was issued.

He’s also charged with misdemeanor patron; prostitute; housing individual engaged in prostitution, and petty misdemeanor drugs-possession/sale of small amount of marijuana and petty misdemeanor drugs-possession of drug paraphernalia.

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