Probation for 2 involved in prostitution sting in Albert Lea

Published 5:15 pm Sunday, November 19, 2017

Two people charged last month in Freeborn County District Court in connection with a sting conducted by the Albert Lea Police Department to prevent sex trafficking were placed on unsupervised probation for one year Thursday.

Scott Green

Scott Michael Green, 33, of Clear Lake and Cass Matthew Remmert, 45, of Waseca were sentenced after pleading guilty to misdemeanor agreeing to hire a prostitute the same day in their first appearance on the charges. Green and Remmert were both given a 90-day stayed jail sentence.

Court documents state Green, Remmert and David Roy Bird, 49, of Mason City were arrested in a two-day operation Aug. 29 and 30 in Albert Lea after advertisements were placed in Rochester, Mason City and Mankato on Backpage and Craigslist websites with a fake person who was advertised as traveling from Chicago to Albert Lea.

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The men were arrested after responding to the advertisements and traveling to Albert Lea.

Cass Remmert

Bird, who is charged with gross misdemeanor soliciting a prostitute, was released on his own recognizance Thursday. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 11.

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