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Osage man gets probation on prostitution charge

An Osage man was sentenced Friday in Becker County District Court on a felony count of prostitution - other prohibited acts involving individuals between the ages of 16-18.

Jeremy Stephen Beasley, 40, of 28576 County Road 135, Osage, was granted a stay of adjudication on the charge; a second count of the same violation was dismissed.

He was ordered to serve up to five years' supervised probation and 30 days in jail, as well as to complete community service work in lieu of $1,075 in court fines and fees. If he successfully completes probation, the second felony charge will be dismissed.

Beasley was accused of soliciting sexual contact with two minor females in the fall of 2010.

The first female, age 16, said that she had contacted Beasley for help after being in a car accident on Nov. 20. They allegedly sent text messages back and forth, in which Beasley said he would take the blame for the accident -- the girl did not have a valid driver's license -- in exchange for sex.

In one message, sent at 8:53 p.m. on Nov. 20, Beasley allegedly texted, "Depending on trouble I get I want sex 1-5 times. Say anything and I won't take the blame for sure."

The second female, age 17, said she had asked Beasley for a ride to her boyfriend's home, also via text message. Beasley allegedly responded that he would give her a ride if she would perform oral sex on him.

The second incident occurred sometime between September and October of last year.