RED WING — A Rosemount man was sentenced Wednesday to less than two years in state prison after blowing methamphetamine smoke into the faces of two boys in an attempt to give them a contact high in October 2017.
Thomas Lee Kirven, 31, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Goodhue County District Court to a felony charge of causing or permitting a child to ingest, inhale or be exposed to methamphetamine. At the time of his plea, Kirven was sentenced by Judge Lawrence Clark to 21 months in state prison. He was also ordered to register as a predatory offender for life.
Kirven received credit for 253 days already served.
Seven other felony charges — two counts of kidnapping, three counts of first-degree sex trafficking and two counts of false imprisonment – were dismissed as part of the plea.
Kirven was arrested in March 2017 in connection with the Oct. 23, 2017, incident. On that October day, Kirven picked two boys up from a St. Paul gas station, offering to give them a ride home, court documents say. The two boys refused a ride “several times,” but Kirven insisted, so they got into his car.
Instead of driving them home, Kirven made several stops in the Twin Cities before taking the two boys, ages 13 and 16, to a Treasure Island Resort and Casino. Court documents indicate that Kirven told the boys he was going to “trade them,” for a female.
Once at the casino, Kirven and two other individuals smoked meth and blew it in the boys’ faces “trying to give them a contact high,” according to court documents.
The boys were eventually able to free themselves and one called police.
At the time of his hearing Wednesday, Kirven was incarcerated, serving an 84-month sentence on unrelated charges.