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New Brighton Man Charged With Soliciting Minors

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(credit: Anoka County Sheriff's Office)

(credit: Anoka County Sheriff’s Office)

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ANOKA, Minn. (WCCO) – A 20-year-old New Brighton, Minn. man has been arrested and charged after allegedly soliciting sexual favors from young teenage girls.

According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Jesse William Asher was arrested on Tuesday after investigators were tipped to three reports of solicitation.

Investigators said they believe Asher was seen driving around Columbia Heights during school hours, and approaching young teenagers.

He has been charged with three counts of solicitation of a child, and an additional count of stalking a victim under 18 years old.

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