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U of M professor arrested after seeking prostitution

Solen Feyissa. Photo: Olmsted County Jail
Solen Feyissa.

March 21, 2019 02:59 PM

A University of Minnesota educator is facing possible charges after authorities say he responded to a false prostitution ad, according to a report from KAAL-TV in Rochester, a Hubbard-owned station. 

Police identified the man as Solen Feyissa of Rochester, according to KAAL.

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Police said someone responded to the ad placed by police and made arrangements to meet at a local hotel. 

The police report said Feyissa told officers he was a professor of web technologies at the University of Minnesota and claimed he was doing research as a part of his job. 

KAAL reports Feyissa was charged with engaging in prostitution in public, a gross misdemeanor. 

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