20 Year old Elmore Man Charged After Allegedly Offering Minors Money in Exchange for a Sex Act

An Elmore man stands accused of posing as a teenage boy on social media and offering minors money in exchange for a sex act.

Twenty one year old Mason Henry Mensing, was charged Monday with felony solicitation of a child through electronic communication.

According to a criminal complaint, Mensing is the subject of an ongoing Department of Homeland Security investigation.

DHS agents told Faribault County investigators that Mensing had contacted a 14 year old girl via Snapchat and offered her money for a sex act.

In messages, Mensing allegedly offered the 8th grade victim and 2 of her friends $50 if they would allow him to perform the act.  Mensing was 20 years old at the time he sent the messages to the girls, who were located in Faribault County.