LOS ANGELES -- Miley Cyrus' homeless date who accepted her prize at the MTV Video Music Awards had been jailed for six months for violating the terms of his probation in Oregon.
"I'd like to be viewed as a good person, not as a nuisance to society," said Jesse Helt, shortly before he was led away in handcuffs. Cyrus befriended the 22-years during a visit to the My Friend's Place youth homeless shelter in LA.
The Hannah Montana star then took him to the awards ceremony and allowed him to accept her video of the year award for "Wrecking Ball."
Accepting the gong the struggling model called attention to the plight of youth homelessness.
But the publicity from his appearance brought his probation violation to light and he returned to Portland to surrender.
Despite the Cyrus paid for defense attorney Whitney Boise claiming that Helt wanted "to change his life" Judge Campbell agreed with prosecutor Aaron Felton's recommendation for six-months in jail.