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Pastor Pleads Guilty To 2 Counts Of Criminal Sexual Conduct

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(credit: Isanti County Jail)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Ryan Jay Muehlhauser, a 55-year-old pastor from Cambridge, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct on Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, the adult male victim reported to police that Muehlauser sexually assaulted him while serving as his minister and mentor for a period of four to five months. During the assaults, Muelhauser told the victim that he “hearing the Lord tell him what to do.”

When the alleged incidents occurred, Muelhauser, a pastor at Lakeside Christian Church, was helping the victim with his “homosexual tendencies,” the complaint said.

The sentencing date is set for May 30, 2013.

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