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Judge orders maximum sentence for sex solicitor

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BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man arrested for soliciting prostitution at a local department store was sentenced today in Beltrami County District Court.


Derek Barnes, 22, was sentenced for two counts of soliciting prostitution in a public place and one count of third-degree DWI to three consecutive one-year terms in the Beltrami County Jail.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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