MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jurors reached a verdict in the trial of a northern Minnesota prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl.
Tim Scannell was found guilty. He had been charged with two felonies for his relationship with a teen that was 17-years-old at the time.
The jury went home without a verdict after deliberating for three hours Thursday night, but on Friday a verdict was reached just before 2:30 p.m.
Scannell admitted on the stand this week that he loved the girl, but he says nothing sexual happened. The girl’s family sought a restraining order against Scannell in 2012.
He blames the relationship on mental trauma after being shot on the job.
Scannell could be sent to prison for several years, according to sentencing guidelines.
Sentencing has been set for Sept. 26.