Authorities are now investigating.
The victim was 11 years old at the time.
One of the suspects says it was a prank gone wrong.
The crimes occurred in Windom, Cottonwood County.
The two met online and used apps like Amino to communicate.
The operation was carried out by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.
Steven Dale Row's obituary says he died May 23 near Grove City.
Police say that online solicitation "continues to be a statewide problem."