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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A former Minneapolis Police officer will be sentenced Monday afternoon for using social media to prey on young girls.

Bradley Schnickel, 33 of Andover, pleaded guilty in Anoka County Court back in February to charges of criminal sexual conduct, attempted criminal sexual conduct and engaging in electronic communications relating to or describing sexual conduct with a child. Investigators found more than 700 Facebook contacts Schnickel had made with middle school and high school-aged girls on his computer.

He admitted to posing as a younger man in his 20s, even though he was 33, married and has two children. He had already been sentenced to one year in the Hennepin County Workhouse after pleading guilty last summer to sending nude pictures of himself to two teenage girls.

Schnickel’s sentencing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.

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