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Lakeville Man Charged with Prostitution Involving Minor

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August 22, 2016 11:18 AM

A Lakeville man has been charged after he admitted he used Backpage.com to engage in sex acts with an underage girl.

The incident was investigated in January after a girl told authorities that she had been encouraged to post ads on Backpage.com. She provided phone numbers of “johns” to investigators, which led them to 67-year-old Stephen Ehmcke of Lakeville.

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Ehmcke admitted to paying for sex acts, including with the girl, who was 17 years old at the time. He said he didn’t know she was a minor, according to the criminal complaint.

Ehmcke was charged July 26 with prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 22.

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