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Jesse Helt: Miley's MTV VMA date turns himself in

After the MTV award show, Jesse Helt was outed as a man with a warrant.
After the MTV award show, Jesse Helt was outed as a man with a warrant. Miley Cyrus/YouTube

Miley Cyrus made quite a statement when her homeless date, Jesse Helt, accepted the award for Video of the Year on her behalf. Helt's moving speech about homeless youth made quite an impact and many said this was quite a change for Miley since her shocking performance last year. It didn't take long though for a little background check on Jesse Helt and it turns out he was wanted in Oregon. According to the Oregonian on Friday, Jesse Helt is making things right and has turned himself in.

After the MTV Video Music Awards everyone was buzzing about Miley Cyrus' date. The good looking man who took the podium to accept Miley's award for "Wrecking Ball" when she won Video of the Year gave a moving speech about homeless youth. He talked about how he knew all about homelessness because he is one of them.

The very next day it was reported that Jesse Helt was in fact homeless, that wasn't a media ploy. He also had a warrant for his arrest in his native Salem, Oregon. Jesse was wanted for a probation violation after convictions for criminal mischief and trespassing in 2010.

On Thursday, Jesse Helt turned himself in to the Polk County Jail. He was able to post $2500 bail and was released later that night. According to Jesse's mother Linda Helt, Miley Cyrus has agreed to help the 22-year old with his legal bills.

It seems that Jesse found an angel and his life will never be the same. Forget Nicki Minaj singing about her butt and Taylor Swift shaking it off. The biggest impact at the MTV Video Music Awards was made by Miley Cyrus and her date Jesse Helt. What do you think of Miley Cyrus and her new mission to help homeless youth? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.