Sexual Misconduct

Charges: SLP School Assistant Lured 14-Year-Old Into Gym, Sexually Assaulted HerCharges are expected to be filed against a St. Louis Park middle school teaching assistant that was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of sexual criminal conduct.
'U' Email Reveals Investigation Into Possible Football Player MisconductThe University of Minnesota has investigated a series of sexual misconduct allegations against Gopher football players that it says did not result in criminal charges. An internal university email does not identify the players involved in the incidents, or when they happened.
Priest Gets Time Served, Faces Deportation In Sex Abuse CaseA Catholic priest who pleaded guilty last month to criminal sexual misconduct has been essentially sentenced to time served. The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison in connection with the 2005 abuse of a teenage girl.
Hibbing Priest Charged With Sexual Misconduct With MinorsThe Diocese of Duluth and law enforcement documents say a priest in northern Minnesota has been arrested on allegations of sexual misconduct involving a minor.
Three Incidents Of Sexual Misconduct Reported Near U of M Twin Cities CampusThree separate incidents of sexual misconduct occurred within two hours of each other, just outside of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus Monday afternoon. According to a crime alert from the University, the victims in all three instances were walking on the sidewalk when the suspect approached them from behind and groped them.
Attorney Releases Names Of 17 Clergy Accused Of Sex AbuseAn attorney has released the names of 17 clergy members accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. St. Paul lawyer Jeff Anderson said Wednesday the clergy were identified in notice of claims submitted to the archdiocese and its insurance carriers.
Charges Dropped Against St. Paul School OfficialsCriminal charges have been dropped against the former principal and assistant principal of a St. Paul school who were accused of failing to report a custodian's alleged sexual misconduct against a student.
Ex-Willmar Teacher Accused Of Sexual MisconductA former teacher and coach at Willmar Senior High School is accused of sexual misconduct involving a student several years ago.
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.
Should Archbishop Nienstedt Step Down During Investigation?The fallout continues Wednesday over the news that Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation for sexual misconduct. While the archbishop denies the allegations, the Twin Cities Archdiocese says it has hired an outside firm to investigate the claims.
Appeals Court Orders New Trial For St. Paul PriestThe Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a sexual misconduct conviction and ordered a new trial for a St. Paul priest accused of having sex with a woman who was seeking his spiritual advice. The 22-page ruling said the lower court made several errors during Christopher Wenthe's trial. Wenthe was convicted in 2011 of third-degree criminal sexual conduct after a woman reported the sexual conduct.
Teen Molested By Priest Sues ArchdioceseA teenage boy who was molested by the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer from 2008 through 2011 sued the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday, alleging it conspired to protect the priest from criminal prosecution and conceal his history of sexual misconduct from the public. The lawsuit comes one day after Ramsey County prosecutors said they wouldn't charge members of the archdiocese for the way they handled allegations against Wehmeyer because there was insufficient evidence to prove anyone failed to immediately report the abuse. Wehmeyer pleaded guilty in 2012 and is serving a five-year prison sentence.
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