MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis police officer accused of sexually abusing and threatening to kill his teenage son’s girlfriend has posted bail.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says David Edward Campbell, 59, was charged Tuesday with five counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of making terroristic threats.
The criminal complaint says Bloomington police began investigating after a 16-year-old girl and her 17-year-old boyfriend — Campbell’s son — reported the abuse to their school social worker last week.
The victim, who had been living with the Campbells at various Twin Cities hotels since February, told investigators that the accused bought her lingerie and told her to take photos of herself wearing it with his phone. The complaint says Campbell put the photos in a “safe app.”
Campbell is also accused of sexually assaulting her in at least one hotel room, and in his squad car on multiple occasions while he was on duty.
The victim says Campbell threaten to “shoot her in the head” if she told anyone about his conduct.
Campbell was arrested on Sept. 8 while leaving a Bloomington hotel. He could face up to 70 years in prison if convicted.
On Wednesday night, Campbell posted a $100,000 bail and was released from the Hennepin County Jail.
Campbell is due back in court on Oct. 12.