Wis. man sentenced for soliciting prostitution of a minor in Woodbury


WOODBURY — An Amery, Wis. man was sentenced in Washington County District Court for soliciting prostitution.

Richard Mark Bottolfson, 29, was sentenced July 18 after he contacted someone he believed to be a teenager for sex.

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According to the criminal complaint:

Police used a classifieds website in January to post an ad on the women-seeking-men section, posing as a 15-year-old female. Bottolfson responded to the ad asking to meet in person. Police, posing as the girl, told him to meet in an apartment in Woodbury.

Officers met Bottolfson at the apartment around 3 p.m. and arrested him.

Bottolfson was sentenced to 60 days in jail, five years of probation and Sentence to Serve work release. He is also prohibited from using any social media or online dating services, and may not have any unsupervised contact with minor females.