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The next day, the department had it's first response.
Cook and Hemstad appeared in Beltrami County District Court on Tuesday. Engaging in electronic communication relating or describing sexual conduct with a child is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison and a ,000 fine.
Two other men, a 62-year-old from Apple Valley, and a 24-year-old from Alexandria, also responded to the BPD ad but since they were interested in sex with an adult, they are being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution.
A meeting at a local hotel was arranged and when Cook arrived at the room, he met "Skye," an undercover officer. Jerry Erno Hemstad, 61, of Bemidji also responded to a BPD online ad Saturday. Through a series of text messages, Hemstad agreed to pay 0 to have sex with a 15-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman, according to court documents.
When Hemstad arrived at the same local hotel room as Cook, he was arrested and transported to the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center on charges for solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct, court documents said.
An undercover officer responded to Cook's message saying, "I'm a little younger-I'm fifteen."On Saturday, the undercover officer texted Cook informing him Skye and Cheyenne were in Bemidji for the weekend.According to court documents, Cook text that he specifically wanted to meet 15-year-old Cheyenne for sexual intercourse and he would pay.