Twin Cities Archdiocese Reaches Settlement In Civil Sexual Abuse CaseA 12-person panel comprised of doctors, lawyers and church laypersons will oversee any suspicions of clergy sex abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It's part of a breakthrough settlement reached on Thursday with the Ramsey County Attorney to resolve a civil suit that was filed last June.
Ramsey Co. Att'y Charges Archdiocese With Failing To Protect ChildrenThe Ramsey County Attorney's office filed criminal charges Friday against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect children. County Attorney John Choi is accusing the archdiocese of causing "unspeakable harm to three young sexual abuse victims."
Minnesota Still Investigating 3 Priest Abuse CasesA Minnesota prosecutor says he won't file criminal charges in seven cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving eight Catholic priests, but St. Paul police are investigating three other cases. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says that one of the three still under investigation is likely to lead to prosecution, without giving details.
Charges: Group Used Others' Food Stamps To Buy, Sell GroceriesThree people have been charged with using other people's food stamps to purchase groceries and ship them to Africa at a profit. According to the criminal complaints, the group operating the scheme bought up EBT cards from those on SNAP, usually buying them from people at homeless shelters.
Jury's Indecision Pushes Sex Trafficking Case Into SeptemberAfter five days of deliberation, a jury could not come to a unanimous decision in the case of a St. Paul sex trafficking ring that targeted vulnerable teenage girls, according to the Ramsey County Attorney. A trial date has now been set for early September, according to the attorney, in the case that prosecutes two brothers and their two uncles for sex trafficking at least 10 known victims.
5 Charged In 2-Year Ramsey Co. Sex Trafficking RingTwo St. Paul brothers, their uncles and a woman are now facing charges of sex trafficking that spanned over the last couple years, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Cops: Brooklyn Park Man Kidnapped And Threatened To Kill Wife, ChildA court appearance is set for Monday for a Brooklyn Park man charged with kidnapping his wife and embarking on a dramatic six to seven hour ride of terror before getting arrested in Washington County.
St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual AssaultsA St. Paul man pled guilty Monday of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.