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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Two Rochester men are facing prostitution-related charges in separate incidents.

One of the incidents happened last month. According to the criminal complaint, a Rochester police officer was investigating a classified ad that used terms that are common in sex trafficking. The investigator communicated with the ad and arranged a time and place to meet. While conducting surveillance, the investigator saw a man enter the room. After the man left he was pulled over and identified as 44-year-old Jeremiah Spencer. He told the officer that he contacted a female that he met on a website and agreed to pay her for a massage. He admitted paying the woman $140 for a sex act. The woman later confirmed Spencer’s statement.

The other incident happened in March. A local massage therapist reported a male customer offered “to double his payment” if she performed a sex act. The woman said she “became uncomfortable and left the room.” She identified the man as 57-year-old Jeffrey Peterson.  According to the criminal complaint, Peterson confirmed the woman’s report.


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