ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Four Minnesota men were arrested this week for soliciting prostitutes in Freeborn County.
39-year-old Terry James Annis of Janesville, 57-year-old Terry Lee Roberts of New York Mills, 41-year-old Jason Scott Jenkins of Ellendale and 62-year-old James Joseph Kniefel of Medford were all charged with prostitution in a public place. Roberts was also charged with 5th degree possession of methamphetamine and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
The men were arrested during a joint effort by Albert Lea Police and the South Central Drug Investigative Unit Violent Crimes Task Force in support of sex trafficking prevention.
Detective Deb Flatness, the officer in charge of this operation, says “The City of Albert Lea and Freeborn County are not good choices for conducting this type of criminal activity; it will not be tolerated here.”