Sexual Assault

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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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Chicago Man Gets MN’s Longest Sex Trafficking Sentence

A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to more than 26 years in prison for the sex trafficking of a teenage girl – which may be the longest sentence ever given in Minnesota for such a crime. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, Arteco Marvell Rhodes, 38, was found guilty on Nov. 1 on one count of engaging in sex trafficking in the first degree and possession of child pornography. Rhodes met the defendant, a 15-year-old girl, in Chicago in March, and asked her if she “wanted to make money and be part of the family.” Within weeks, Rhodes drove the teen and a 19-year-old woman from Chicago to the Twin Cities in a conversion van.

12/13/2013

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Sheriff: Man Who Impersonated Cop, Sexually Assaulted Woman Arrested

Authorities said a man who impersonated a police officer and allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Anoka County has been arrested. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 23 on the 6400 block of 5th Street NE in Fridley.

12/12/2013

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Authorities Investigate Fridley, Minneapolis Sex Assaults

A man claiming to be a police officer kidnapped a woman in Fridley and sexually assaulted her Saturday afternoon. Now, authorities say it may be connected to a similar incident involving a University of Minnesota student.

11/25/2013

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Police: ‘U’ Student Sexually Assaulted By Man In Cop Garb

A man wearing a badge and security-style belt sexually assaulted a University of Minnesota student early Sunday morning, according to police.

11/24/2013

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Man Gets 25.5 Years In St. Paul Home Invasion, Sexual Assault

An 18-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison on Tuesday in Ramsey County Court in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of a 65-year-old woman.

11/20/2013

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Brownsdale Police Chief Charged With Sex Assault Fired

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.

11/05/2013

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Police Increase Patrols Near U Of M After Sexual Assault

Police said have increased patrols near the University of Minnesota after a woman was sexually assaulted over the weekend. Authorities said the attack took place early Sunday, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., near 15th and Brooke Avenues Southeast in Minneapolis. That’s about a quarter mile from campus.

10/30/2013

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Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted Near U Of M Campus

Police are investigating and a crime alert has been issued after a woman was sexually assaulted early Sunday near the University of Minnesota. Authorities said the incident happened sometime between 2:40 a.m. and 3:10 a.m. near the area of 15th Street SE and Brook Avenue SE in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis.

10/29/2013

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Woman, 43, Charged With Having Sex With Boy, 13

A 43-year-old woman has been charged with having repeated sexual encounters with a 13-year-old boy. The Winona County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the alleged crimes just after midnight on Sunday.

09/03/2013

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Police: Sex Assault Suspect May Have Other Victims

Dakota County authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify potential victims of an 18-year-old Northfield man. Michael Stucky Jr. has been charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

08/27/2013

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Charges: Man Raped Girl, 16, Multiple Times In One Day

A 22-year-old man from Nowthen is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl multiple times over the course of one day, according to charges filed Tuesday in Anoka County Court. Kelly Eugene Jenkins was charged by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office with three felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident, which happened Aug. 13.

08/20/2013

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Sketch Released Of Double Sexual Assault Suspect

Police in Brooklyn Center have released a sketch of the suspect involved in two sexual assaults Thursday morning.

08/02/2013

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Man Arrested In Minneapolis Sexual Assault Case

Minneapolis Police said Thursday they’ve made an arrest and filed charges against a man in connection with a sexual assault that happened in late June. Demarcus Nasson Chaney, 32, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident.

08/01/2013

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Mpls Police Seek To ID ‘Persons Of Interest’ In Sex Assault

Minneapolis Police have released two pictures in hopes that the public can help identify persons of interest in a sexual assault.

07/10/2013

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