Walnut Creek, Minnesota became famous as the town where the Little House on the Prairie television series was located.
Now, Walnut Creek is in the news again, but for all the wrong reasons.
It’s Police Chief, Michael Zeug, 45, was charged Monday with attempting to hire a minor for sex reported the Star Tribune. Two other men were also arrested for trying to buy sex with minors.
Zeug sought to buy sex from someone he admitted he believed was a 17-year-old girl, but he actually was communicating with an agent with the federal Department of Homeland Security working undercover.
During their conversation, the agent told Zeug that the ad was “to make a little extra money” and that she likes sex, according to the criminal complaint.
— Redwood County Attorney Steven Collins
Zeug who is married remains in jail as he cannot raise the $50,000 bail. No word yet on whether he’ll lose his job, but that seems like a foregone conclusion.