Two men have been arrested after an online sex trafficking sting by the Department of Criminal Investigations. The men allegedly responded to an advertisement for sex with a 14-year-old girl.
According to law enforcement, 28-year-old Jacob Lee Jarrett of Rapid City and 49-year-old Vincent Paul Vulpi of Milwaukee, Oregon thought they would be meeting the girl for sex. Instead, they found themselves face to face with an undercover officer and are looking at serious jail time.
It all started last week when undercover officers posted an advertisement for sex with a young girl on the website Backpage.com. By Thursday evening, they had worked out a deal with Jacob Lee Jarrett of Rapid City.
According to an affidavit, Jarrett met an undercover officer in a busy parking lot in North Rapid. The officer claimed to be the stepfather of a 14-year-old girl trying to make some money while passing through town. When Jarrett showed the officer $140 in cash he was arrested for Solicitation of a Minor.
Source: KELO LAND