Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Rochester man was sent to prison this week after a jury convicted him of a prostitution charge earlier this summer. 

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An Olmsted County jury returned a guilty verdict in June for one count of promoting prostitution against 51-year-old Andre Leon Franklin. He was acquitted of Engaging in the sex trafficking of an individual. 

The criminal complaint says a woman told a Rochester Police Officer, who responded to the report of the attempted stabbing, that she had met Franklin a couple of days earlier and had been staying at his residence. She reported Franklin had sold her for sex with the neighbor for $100. 

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The neighbor told police he had spoken with Franklin about "sending a girl up to his apartment" and he felt Franklin meant he would be sending a girl to his apartment to have sex in exchange for money. The neighbor also stated that after the victim came to his apartment and they had sex, he later met Franklin on the porch of the residence and made a comment about paying him money. 


Franklin was sentenced to four years and five months in prison. He is serving his sentence at the state correctional facility in St. Cloud.

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