It is the little things that make me smile. Like a lawyer, politico and a pastor busted for using craigslist to score prostitutes.
Three prominent men caught up in an online prostitution sting in St. Paul have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.
Timothy Droogsma, a former spokesman for Gov. Arne Carlson and U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, pleaded guilty Thursday to engaging in prostitution.
Mark Kevin Johnson, a pastor at the time of his arrest, and Robert Daniel Rasmus, an attorney and former Hennepin County prosecutor, pleaded guilty last year to engaging in prostitution and offering to hire a prostitute, respectively.
When St. Paul police started getting complaints about ads on craigslist, the vice unit began sting operations. Police arrested about 50 people - both prostitutes and johns - between May and the fall.
All three men received similar sentences - fines, community service, an order to go to "John school" - and the charges will be dismissed after one year if they follow the judge's orders and don't get in trouble for similar offenses.