NEW ULM — A Cottonwood man accused of soliciting a person who he believed to be a child to engage in sexual conduct online faces eight felony charges in Brown County District Court. 

Solicitation of a child or believed to be a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct charges were filed on December 29th against 38-year-old Brandon Matthew Mitchell of Cottonwood.  

According to the criminal complaint, investigators set up a fake profile as a 13-year-old girl and Mitchell contacted the profile and sent explicit messages asking the fake profile to have sex with him numerous times. A search warrant was conducted on December 12th. Mitchell told investigators during the investigation that he used inappropriate talk with the child. Mitchell also admitted to soliciting the child for sex multiple times.  

A remote hearing has been set for January 23rd.