ST. CLOUD -- A man who pleaded guilty to a criminal sexual conduct charge after agreeing to exchange marijuana for sex with a 13-year-old Stearns County girl has been sentenced to a stay of imposition and probation.

Twenty-three-year-old Jack Christensen, formerly of Glenwood, must also complete a sex offender program and a Men Accountable for Sexual Exploitation program.

Authorities learned of a conversation between the two when a foster parent looked through the girl's phone in June.

Members of the Central Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force then began an investigation into identifying the several men the girl was having conversations with at the time. Authorities identified one of the men as Christensen.

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According to the criminal complaint, the girl said she was 15-years-old and wanted to exchange sex acts for marijuana. Court records show Christensen convinced the girl to send him nude photos of herself and also sent her a picture of male genitalia.

Christensen pleaded guilty in January.

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