Sexual Assault

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Attempted Rape In Maplewood Likely Linked To 2 Similar Incidents

Police in the east metro are investigating after a man abducted a woman over the weekend and a threatened to sexually assault her.

11/24/2014

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After 25 Years, Jacob Wetterling’s Mother Continues Searching For Answers, Jacob

Earlier this month authorities launched a new campaign to try and find out what happened to Jacob Wetterling. Wetterling was abducted while riding bikes with his brother and friend 25 years ago Wednesday. And while his disappearance remains a mystery, his case has led to changes that now help other missing children.

10/22/2014

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Parking Lot Sex Assault Suspect Charged In New Cases

A man accused of a brutal sexual assault in a downtown parking ramp is now charged with two other cases. Peijan Hodges was charged last week with four counts of criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly followed a woman to her car and raped her. According to new charges — just two hours before that — he attacked another woman in the same parking ramp.

10/17/2014

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Expert Sounds Off On Rash Of Sex Assaults By Authority Figures

Sexual assault charges against a high school tennis coach are the latest in a long line of cases were coaches have been accused of having sex with young teens. Charges were filed Monday against Daniel Hubbard-Wilson, a coach at the all-girls Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.

10/07/2014

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Sexual Assault Victim Speaks Out Against Little Canada Chiropractor

A Little Canada chiropractor accused of sexual assault pled guilty Monday afternoon. Ramsey County Attorney’s Office’s Dennis Gerhardstein said Thompson pled to the charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct Monday.

08/25/2014

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Calif. Hearings Delayed In Ex-Vikings Player Rape Case

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has appeared in a Los Angeles court but back-to-back hearings on sexual assault allegations he faces were postponed to Aug. 8. Sharper spoke only to answer a procedural question from the judge.

07/16/2014

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Police: Woman Assaulted Near U Of M, Suspect Sought

University of Minnesota Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was sexually grabbed near the campus on Sunday. Police said the incident happened at about 4:15 p.m. near the area of Delaware Street and Huron Boulevard.

07/09/2014

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Man Accused Of Trying To Rape Vulnerable Woman In Walgreens

A Bloomington man is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Walgreen’s bathroom. Police arrested 23-year old Jonathan Day on Monday night at his apartment.

06/06/2014

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Chiropractor Accused Of Raping Patient Allowed To Practice During Investigation

A Little Canada chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting a patient still has an active license to practice. That means right now he’s still allowed to see patients during the investigation. Paul Thompson was arrested two weeks ago after a patient told police he raped her and had touched her inappropriately before.

06/04/2014

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Minneapolis Police Seek Suspects In Lake Street Sexual Assault

Minneapolis Police are looking for two men who sexually assaulted a woman early Thursday morning. Investigators said the victim was walking along East Lake Street near 13th Avenue around 1 a.m. when she was approached by two men.

05/23/2014

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Local Chiropractor Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct

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.

05/22/2014

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Abduction Victim Speaks Out On Wetterling Case

Few Minnesota crimes are as notorious as the unsolved abduction of Jacob Wetterling. A masked stranger grabbed the 11-year-old as he biked home from a store in St. Joseph on October 22, 1989. Nearly 25 years later, everyone remembers Wetterling’s name. Many have never heard of Jared.

05/15/2014

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Minn. Man, 18, Accused Of Sex Assault At Air Force Base In Japan

An 18-year-old White Bear Lake man is accused of sexually assaulting a girl at an Air Force base in Okinawa, Japan in February, the Minneapolis FBI announced Monday.

05/12/2014

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Man Who Impersonated Cop Pleads Guilty To Fridley Sex Assault

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.

05/08/2014

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Report: 1 In 5 Women In College Sexually Assaulted

The Department of Education just released a report saying one in five women has been sexually assaulted while in college. Furthermore, figures from the study show only 12 percent of sexual assault victims report the crime.

05/02/2014

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Dad Of Model Allegedly Assaulted By Photographer Speaks Out

The father of a Minneapolis woman who says she was sexually assaulted while taking modeling photos is speaking out. He says the accused photographer from Burnsville lied about what really happened. Court documents say 33-year-old Eric Rutherford contacted the woman on Facebook.

04/29/2014

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Correctional Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl

A 23-year-old correctional officer is charged in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults involving a 15-year-old girl at a juvenile correctional facility, according to authorities.

04/17/2014

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Burnsville Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Woman During Modeling Session

A man from Burnsville is accused of sexually assaulting a young woman while taking modeling shots of her. Court documents said Eric Rutherford, 33, contacted the woman on Facebook. Police said he told her she could become a model if she took photos at his home.

04/14/2014

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Charges: Comedian Sexually Assaulted Bar Employee After Show

A 40-year-old California man is accused of sexually assaulting an adult woman who worked at a Mall of America comedy club where he performed, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.

03/21/2014

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Mpls. Police Investigate Alleged Sex Assault Of 2 Preteens

Minneapolis Police are investigating the alleged sexual assaults of two 10-year-old girls, which took place Wednesday morning on the playground at Anderson Elementary School. Joleana Williams, a parent of one of the alleged victims, says the assaults started as a game of chase between two 10-year-girls and three of their male classmates. “It turned into the boys aggressively chasing them. My daughter fell and one of the boys got on top of her,” Williams said.

03/07/2014

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Ohio Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of Minor

A 22-year-old man appeared in St. Croix County Circuit Court Monday afternoon after he was charged with the sexual assault of a minor on Saturday. According to New Richmond Police, an officer noticed a vehicle parked in Woodland Creek Park shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday with Ohio license plates. The officer found two males undressed inside, and after questioning found their ages were 22 and 15.

03/03/2014

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Maplewood, North St. Paul Police Investigate Armed Kidnappings

Maplewood and North St. Paul police are investigating two similar armed kidnapping incidents that occurred about 15 minutes apart. In one case, the woman was allowed to escape unharmed and in the other, the victim fought off her attacker and he drove off with her vehicle.

02/24/2014

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Police Investigating Sexual Assault In St. Cloud

Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted in St. Cloud late Friday night. Authorities responded to the incident at about 11:36 p.m. in the area of 7th Avenue South and 7th Street South.

01/25/2014

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‘U’ Student Sexually Assaulted Near Campus, Crime Alert Says

The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert saying that a student was sexually assaulted late Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Essex Street and Huron Boulevard.

01/24/2014

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Mpls. Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Bus Stop

The Minneapolis Police Department has issued a crime alert after a sexual assault near the area of Chicago and Franklin avenues Saturday afternoon.

01/21/2014

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