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CORRECTS SOURCE IN BYLINE Jesse Helt appears in the Polk County courthouse for an arraignment regarding a probation violation in Dallas, Ore. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Helt, the young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon. Helt didn't enter a plea and he's due back in court next month. (AP Photo/MailOnline.com, Natalie Behring, Pool)
CORRECTS SOURCE IN BYLINE Jesse Helt appears in the Polk County courthouse for an arraignment regarding a probation violation in Dallas, Ore. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Helt, the young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon. Helt didn't enter a plea and he's due back in court next month. (AP Photo/MailOnline.com, Natalie Behring, Pool)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus and Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
My Friend's Place representative Jesse (R) accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus (L) for 'Wrecking Ball' on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Jesse accepts the award for Video of the Year from Jimmy Fallon on behalf of Miley Cyrus on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
My Friend's Place representative Jesse (2nd L) accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus (L) for 'Wrecking Ball' on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Comedian Jimmy Fallon, My Friend's Place representative Jesse, and recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Cori Broadus, rapper Snoop Dogg, Friend's Place representative Jesse Helt, and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse accepts Video of the Year (on behalf of Miley Cyrus) for 'Wrecking Ball' onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse Helt (L) and recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus arrives to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus wins Video of the Year for 'Wrecking Ball' at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus wins Video of the Year for 'Wrecking Ball' at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA- AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus arrives to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus (Shoe Detail) arrives to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus wins Video of the Year for 'Wrecking Ball' at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) My Friend's Place representative Jesse, recording artist Miley Cyrus, and actress Brandi Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse (L) and singer Miley Cyrus speak onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus (fashion detail) attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singers Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singers Ariana Grande (L) and Miley Cyrus speak onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: My Friend's Place representative Jesse and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
My Friend's Place representative Jesse (2nd L) accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus (L) for 'Wrecking Ball' on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
My Friend's Place representative Jesse (R) accepts Video of the Year with singer Miley Cyrus (L) for 'Wrecking Ball' on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Comedian Jimmy Fallon, My Friend's Place representative Jesse, and recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and actress Laverne Cox attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Cori Broadus, rapper Snoop Dogg, Friend's Place representative Jesse, and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Katy Perry, Sam Smith and Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus, winner of Video of the Year award for 'Wrecking Ball', poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus, winner of Video of the Year award for 'Wrecking Ball', poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Recording artists Sam Smith, Juicy J, Miley Cyrus and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Comedian Jimmy Fallon, My Friend's Place representative Jesse, and recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/MTV1415/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
Miley Cyrus arrives on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Miley Cyrus arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and My Friend's Place representative Jesse attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus poses in the press room during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and rapper Snoop Dogg attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Miley Cyrus and Jeremy Scott attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and TV personality Chelsea Handler attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer/actresses Lucy Hale (L) and Miley Cyrus attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording atist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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DALLAS, Ore. (AP) - The young man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and accepted her prize has been sentenced to six months in jail for violating the terms of his probation in Oregon.

Officers led away Jesse Helt in handcuffs Tuesday shortly after he and his attorney asked Judge Monte S. Campbell for leniency.

"I'd like to be viewed as a good person, not as a nuisance to society," Helt said.

Helt, 22, was arrested in 2010 after breaking into an apartment. He violated his probation a year later when he failed to meet his probation officer, violated curfew and didn't complete 88 hours of community service.

Instead he moved to Los Angeles. He sought modeling work, toiled at a few low-paying jobs and was homeless from time to time.

Cyrus met him during a visit to My Friend's Place, a shelter for homeless youth in Los Angeles.

Cyrus then brought Helt to the MTV ceremony and let him accept her award for "Wrecking Ball," the video of the year. Helt used the platform to call attention to the issue of youth homelessness.

Publicity from his appearance brought the probation violation to light. Days later, he returned to this rural community 60 miles southwest of Portland to surrender.

Helt arrived 45 minutes late for his last court appearance, but was 20 minutes early Tuesday.

It did not win any points with Judge Campbell, who agreed with prosecutor Aaron Felton's recommendation for six months in jail. Helt will get credit for 57 days previously served.

Defense attorney Whitney Boise - hired by Cyrus - unsuccessfully asked Judge Campbell to give Helt one more chance to meet the terms of his probation, rather than send him to jail.

Boise said his client grew up in poverty and has never known stability and discipline. He acknowledged that Helt made a big mistake in not following through on the terms of his probation, but noted that he did not run afoul of the law while in Los Angeles.

Boise said his client's appearance on MTV has given him a calling, helping youth. Rather than make money off his "10 minutes of fame," Helt has done volunteer work while hoping to enroll in community college to learn how to install solar panels.

"In a few words, he wants to change his life," Boise said. "He wants to make a difference."

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