St. Paul police are not saying how many priests they might be looking at, but as they made a highly unusual appeal for victims of abuse to come forward, Commander Mary Nash said their could be one victim, and there could also be 100 victims.
When Jennifer Haselberger uncovered what looked like recent, troubling sexual behavior by several Minnesota priests — a stash of possible child pornography on one priest’s computer hard drive, another with a well-documented history of sexual compulsion still leading a parish — she tried to ring alarm bells at the top ranks of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese.
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.
A Duluth man is accused of sexually assaulting a boy on his Little League baseball team, including photographing the two of them together naked. Peter Jay Olson, 47, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of possessing pictorial presentation of minors, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance.
A 27-year-old Rochester man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing a video containing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A Farmington man has pleaded guilty to exposing himself to children, attempting to lure them and showing them pornography on his cell phone.
A former pastor at a St. Paul parish is being charged with criminal sexual conduct after he was accused of molesting one boy and exposing himself to another.
The head football coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato was charged Wednesday after police say three videos of young children were found on his cell phone.
A Fargo-based lingerie and adult toy store that was barred from opening in Grand Forks has now run into trouble in neighboring East Grand Forks, Minn.
A 30-year-old Farmington man is accused of exposing himself to children, asking them if they wanted to touch them and showing them pornography on his cell phone, according to charges filed Thursday in Dakota County Court.
A 50-year-old Milaca man has been indicted for being caught with at least 15,000 images of child pornography.
Police discovered a half-naked man sleeping in a restroom stall with pornographic magazines at a Panera Bread in Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.