Criminal Sexual Conduct
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.
A Burnsville, Minn. man faces a criminal sexual conduct charge after being accused of giving alcohol to and sexual touching an 11-year-old girl. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, 31-year-old Joseph John Felton was charged Thursday with one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The Dakota County attorney’s office is looking into whether St. Paul school district staffers broke the law by not reporting allegations against a custodian now charged with sexual misconduct.
A Wisconsin billionaire has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of having sexual contact with a teenage girl. Fifty-nine-year-old Samuel “Curt” Johnson III of Racine was originally charged with a felony count of child sexual assault.
A Little Canada chiropractor is under arrest after a patient accused him of sexual assault. Paul Thompson, 45, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct. According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police Thompson penetrated her during one session, and had also touched her inappropriately in earlier visits.
A former custodian at a St. Paul school is facing more accusations of inappropriate behavior with students. Walter Happel, 62, was charged on March 20 after police said he was caught peeking at an 11-year-old boy in a bathroom at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School.
A priest who was convicted of fondling a 12-year-old girl while he was working in the Diocese of Winona has been deported to his native India. Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say 48-year-old Leo Charles Koppala was turned over to authorities in New Delhi on Wednesday.
A third civil suit was filed Tuesday in a Rice County Court against Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minn., alleging that administrators knew a teacher had engaged in sexually-inappropriate behavior with male students. The student who filed the suit claims his was abused during the 2000-2001 school year by Lynn Seibel, according to the law firm of Jeff Anderson and Associates. Seibel was both a drama teacher and was a “dorm parent,” who lived with some of the students.
An assistant manager at a Lakeville McDonald’s has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after allegedly touching two employees – one of whom was under 18 – in inappropriate ways. According to the criminal complaint, Marco Antonio Arevalo-Santiago, 27, allegedly engaged in inappropriate conduct on four occasions with an under-aged male employee.
A former Minneapolis Police officer was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for using social media to prey on young girls. He admitted to posing as a younger man in his 20s, even though he was a decade older and married with children.
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.
A Brooklyn Center man is pleading guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct after he impersonated a police detective, abducted a woman and sexually assaulted her, according to the criminal complaint. Gideon Charles Arrington, 36, posed as a detective on the afternoon of Nov. 23 and approached a woman on the street near the 6400 block of 5th Street NE in Fridley, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office.
The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.
Authorities have issued a nationwide warrant for a 52-year-old man accused of having sex with girls while ministering to a religious group in Northern Pine County. Victor Arden Barnard, originally of Finlayson, Minn., faces 59 felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection to the alleged abuse that occurred from 2000 until 2009.
A Blue Earth priest who admitted to fondling a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother’s home was sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation on Monday.
A former Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s deputy could face up to 33 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges involving young boys that he took on fishing trips. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Aaron Joseph Heuer of Isle, Minn. pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County District Court to four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A Blue Earth-area priest has admitted to fondling a girl while he was attending dinner at her grandmother’s home. The Rev. Leo Koppala pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim under 13. He’ll be sentenced March 31.
A 33-year-old Andover man and former Minneapolis Police officer pleaded guilty Monday in Anoka County Court to criminal sexual conduct involving minors.
A women’s basketball and cross-country coach at a private Christian college is charged with criminal sexual conduct involving a Shorewood teen. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Ryan Paul Chmielewski, 30, was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A 44-year-old Ramsey man is accused of criminal sexual conduct involving several children after he mentored them through the “Big Brothers” organization in the north Twin Cities metro, according to charges filed by the Anoka County attorney.
A 36-year-old Stillwater man who taught at a Wisconsin high school is accused of having sex with two students from that school at his home, according to charges filed Thursday by the Washington County Attorney.
The Brownsdale City Council has voted to fire the city’s police chief after he was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. According to the criminal complaint, 42-year-old Jason Mindrup offered a woman a ride in his truck on Aug. 31 after talking with her at the Cheers Bar in Waltham, Minn.
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.
A 29-year-old private music teacher from Coon Rapids, Minn. was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct last Wednesday.
A woman is suing a university priest and professor in St. Paul for alleged sexual abuse beginning when she was 13 years old. The civil lawsuit against the Rev. Michael Jerome Keating of the University of St. Thomas was filed Monday in Ramsey County.