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Duluth man, 61, charged in prostitution sting

A 61-year-old Duluth man was charged in Douglas County Circuit Court in connection with a Superior prostitution sting.

Brian David Asmus faces one count of prostitution-offer nonmarital sexual intercourse, stemming from a Nov. 26 incident at a Superior hotel. His is the most recent charge filed resulting from the six-week sting.

According to the criminal complaint:

Asmus responded to a ad posted by the Superior Police Department. A meeting with an undercover female officer was set up at a Superior hotel. After talking with her and exchanging money, Asmus was taken into custody He told detectives that he only went to the hotel to kiss.

The Superior Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Duluth Police Department and the Lake Superior Drug and Gang Task Force conducted the investigation that focused on addressing crimes associated with human trafficking, including prostitution and patronizing and soliciting prostitutes. Asmus is the fifth man to make an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court related to the sting.