Cook County Attorney
A northern Minnesota prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct has testified in his own defense and will be cross examined Thursday. Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell is charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Scannell said Wednesday in St. Louis County Court that he developed feelings for the girl in 2012. He says he thought she was too young.
A Minnesota county attorney sat on the other side of the courtroom Tuesday as his trial for allegedly getting too close to a teenage girl got underway. Tim Scannell faces two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for kissing and touching a 17-year-old girl.
Cook County’s top prosecutor will be prosecuted himself. Tim Scannell is charged with getting too close to a teenage girl, and faces two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
They are shocking allegations set in one of Minnesota’s top tourist attractions: a brutal sexual attack in the Boundary Waters while the system designed to protect her points fingers.