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Litchfield councilman arrested in child prostitution sting

LITCHFIELD - Litchfield Councilman Dwight Lorensen, 61, was one of four men arrested on Nov. 3 during an undercover sting operation which was targeting men who solicit sex from underage girls, according to the Litchfield Independent Review.

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LITCHFIELD – Litchfield Councilman Dwight Lorensen, 61, was one of four men arrested on Nov. 3 during an undercover sting operation which was targeting men who solicit sex from underage girls, according to the Litchfield Independent Review.

Lorensen is a long-time member of the Litchfield City Council, representing Ward 3.

The Independent Review reported from a St. Cloud Police Department news release that Lorensen was arrested after allegedly answering an online ad and offering to pay to have sex with  a girl.

Lorensen and the three other men were arrested, booked at the scene and released on Nov. 3, the Independent Review said. They could all face charges of felony solicitation of a minor. The other three men were Ryan Mulliner, 39, of St. Cloud; Bradley Nelson, 25, of Foley; and Samuel Kalkbrenner, 25, of Amery, Wisconsin.

The sting was reportedly  joint operation with the St. Cloud Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and police officers from Minneapolis, Woodbury, St. Paul and Plymouth. It was part of the national Operation Guardian Angel, which is trying to stop child prostitution by finding those who answer online ads to have sex with underage girls.

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Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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