Child Pornography

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Elk River Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teenage Girl

A 30-year-old Elk River man will spend 30 years in prison after it was discovered that he engaged in a sexual act with a 7-year-old victim.

10/30/2013

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Local Catholics Gather In Celebration Despite Controversies

Thousands of people showed up before sunrise for a day-long celebration of Catholicism in the Twin Cities Saturday. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis hosted the “2013 Rediscover” event at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, described as a celebration of “the depth and beauty” of the Catholic faith. The event, headlined by Archbishop John Nienstedt, was held in the midst of controversy after a priest pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct, child pornography was discovered on a reverend’s laptop and the diocese announced they were creating a taskforce to investigate the way church officials handled accusations.

10/12/2013

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Ex-Employee Calls For Review Of Archdiocese Files

A former Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis employee is calling for a “comprehensive, external review” of priest files. Jennifer Haselberger released a statement Saturday asking Archbishop John Nienstedt to publicize a list of clergy who have engaged in acts of sexual misconduct, as well as those who could pose a threat to children. Haselberger worked at the archdiocese from 2008 to last April, when she resigned because of concerns about the way sexual abuse allegations were handled.

10/05/2013

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Le Center Man Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison For Child Porn

A 47-year-old Le Center man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court for receiving several videos containing child pornography. Harold Duane Davenport was sentenced to 60 months of prison on one count of receipt of child pornography.

08/29/2013

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Charges: Man Took Nude Photos, Videos Of 12-Year-Old Girl

A 27-year-old Coon Rapids man is accused of paying a 12-year-old girl to take pornographic pictures of her, according to charges filed this week in Anoka County Court. Daniel Lawrence Kennedy was charged with five counts of using a minor in a sexual performance or pornographic work, disseminating pornographic work, and five counts of possessing pornography involving minors in connection with the November 2012 incident.

06/21/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty In Unusual Child Porn Case

A man has pleaded guilty to charges in a Fargo-Moorhead child pornography case that was sparked by a lost cell phone. Thirty-two-year-old Dustin Muscha, of Moorhead, Minn., pleaded guilty in federal court in Fargo, N.D., to two charges of sexual exploitation of minors and two charges of possessing materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.

06/05/2013

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Charges: Man Prostituted A 15-Year-Old Girl In St. Paul

A Chicago man has been accused of prostituting a 15-year-old in the St. Paul area, and beating her so bad that he nearly killed her, too. According to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County, 38-year-old Arteco Marvell Rhodes was charged with one count of first-degree engaging in sex trafficking, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count of possession of child pornography.

06/04/2013

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Former MSU Coach Speaks Out After Child Porn Charges

A former head football coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is speaking out after he was cleared of child pornography charges, but fired from his job. In an interview airing on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” Sunday morning, former coach Todd Hoffner says a simple mistake turned his life upside down, and he wants to return to football coaching.

05/25/2013

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Coach Cleared Of Charges No Longer At MSU, Mankato

A former head football coach for Minnesota State University, Mankato, who was cleared of child pornography charges last year but reassigned to an administrative position, is no longer employed at the university, the school said Wednesday.

05/08/2013

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Judge: Hoffner Investigative File To Remain Sealed

A judge has ruled that the investigative file in the case of a former college football coach who was cleared of child pornography charges will remain private, according to court documents filed Friday.

05/03/2013

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ND Man Pleads Guilty In MN To Child Porn Charge

A Wahpeton man has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography from his collection of more than 75,000 images and nearly 1,900 videos.

05/01/2013

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Texan Gets Nearly 20 Years For Enticing Minn. Girl

A Houston-area man must serve nearly 20 years in prison for enticing a 9-year-old Minnesota girl he met online into posing nude and email him the photo.

04/26/2013

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Man Accused Of Videotaping Boys Arrested Yet Again

The Coon Rapids man accused of videotaping young boys while changing clothes at Twin Cities YMCAs was arrested by University of Minnesota police on Thursday for allegedly videotaping boys urinating at Mariucci Arena, too, authorities say.

03/08/2013

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Man Charged With Allegedly Taking Pictures Of Boys Changing

A 53-year-old Coon Rapids man has been charged with allegedly taking pictures of young boys while they were changing at area YMCAs in the north Twin Cities metro, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.

03/05/2013

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Ex-GOP Staffer Guilty Of Child Porn

A 39-year-old Minnesota House worker and former candidate for Ramsey County Commissioner has been found guilty on 12 counts of possessing child pornography.

02/25/2013

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Big Lake Man Charged In Child Porn Case

A 44-year-old Big Lake man is accused of possessing large amounts of child pornography on devices at his home dating back to June of 2011, according to charges filed Wednesday.

02/13/2013

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Minn. Vacation Photo Helped Solve Child Porn Case

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say a photo taken at a resort in west-central Minnesota helped them solve a child pornography case and rescue a girl from her abuser.

01/03/2013

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Coach Cleared Of Child Porn Wants Files Sealed

Minnesota State University, Mankato, head football coach Todd Hoffner, who was cleared of child pornography charges last month that stemmed from videos found on his cellphone of his naked children clowning around after a bath, is suing to keep the police investigative reports sealed.

12/28/2012

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MSU-Mankato Coach To Be Suspended

Even though he’s been cleared of child pornography charges, MSU-Mankato’s football coach still faces a suspension.

12/20/2012

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Iowan Gets Life In Federal Child Sex, Porn Case

A 31-year-old northern Iowa man who took two boys across state lines to molest them has been given life in prison.

12/07/2012

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Houston-Area Man Pleads Guilty To Enticing MN Child

A Texan has pleaded guilty to enticing a 9-year-old Minnesota girl he met online into posing nude and emailing him the photo.

12/07/2012

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Minn. State Turns Coaching Mess Into Perfect Year

It’s been a season of heartbreak and hope, adversity and achievement, stunning in both the worst and best of ways. And it’s not over yet for Minnesota State, Mankato.

12/01/2012

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Esme’s Blog: My Todd Hoffner Moment

Several years ago on vacation in New York I stopped to pick up some prints at a photo store.

12/01/2012

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Judge Tosses Child Porn Case Against Minn. Coach

A Minnesota judge on Friday dismissed child pornography charges against a college football coach accused of making pornographic videos of his children.

11/30/2012

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Friends React To Hoffner Case Dismissal

Doug Hood is a Mankato businessman, and a friend of Todd Hoffner. “We are elated,” Hood said.

11/30/2012

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