Elko man caught with underage prostitutes at Eagan hotel 28 Jun 12

Mickey Albert Cupkie, 35, of Elko was charged with four counts of engaging in prostitution with a minor. According to police, they were able to identify Cupkie with a combination of surveillance footage from the hotel and phone records and text messages that were sexual in nature from one of the girl’s phone.

Under Police questioning Cupkie admitted to engaging in oral sex with a 16-year-old girl and another 17-year-old girl touched him sexually. Cupkie also admitted to police that he thought the girls were too young to engage in prostitution.

One of the underage girls, a 16-year-old runaway was the subject of a police investigation, leading police to an advertisement on Backpage dot com, where police believe Cupkie first contacted the girls.

If convicted Cupkie could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.