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Man Accused Of Tricking Teen Boys Online Into Sending Him Nude PhotosAn Eagan man faces several child pornography charges after being accused of using social media to obtain nude photos of teenage boys. U.S. Attorney Andy Lugar says 32-year-old Anton Martynenko posed as women on social media and encouraged teenage boys to send him explicit photos as early as 2011.
Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Plotting To Harm Ex-Lover's Fiancé A Farming Township man is sentenced to five years in prison Friday for devising a plot to harm his former lover's fiancé, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Court Documents: Annandale Man, 52, Named Suspect In Wetterling CaseCourt documents filed against a man accused of child pornography indicate investigators believe he is a suspect in the 1989 disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. According to court documents, 52-year-old Daniel James Heinrich of Annandale is the suspect and was arrested Wednesday night. He was questioned in connection to the case in 1990 but never charged. A DNA sample was taken at the time.
US Attorney's Office To Announce Charges In Long-Term Child Exploitation CaseThe U.S. Attorney's Office and its other law enforcement partners will soon be announcing criminal charges in a long-term child exploitation investigation.
2-Time Convicted Sex Offender Guilty Of Child Porn ChargesIt took a jury less than two hours Thursday to convict a two-time convicted sex offender of producing and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney's Office says 52-year-old Rex Lee Furman, of Federal Dam, was convicted after a three-day trial of 13 counts of producing child porn, two counts of distributing it and one count each of receipt of child porn, possession of child porn and committing a felony while required to register as a sex offender.
Blackduck Man Convicted Of 2 Rapes On Red Lake ReservationA 66-year-old northern Minnesota man was convicted Friday of sexually abusing two women on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The U.S. Attorney's Office says William Andrew Clark, of Blackduck, was found guilty of one count of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of sexual abuse in connection to two rapes on the reservation.
U.S. Attorney: 3 Gang Members Indicted On Firearms ChargesThree men will head to trial on charges of illegally possessing a firearm, and are accused of involvement with two violent gangs, according to court documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota.
Alleged N. Minneapolis Gang Member Gets 7 Years On Firearms ChargeAn alleged north Minneapolis gang member was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in prison.
7 South Mpls. Gang Members Indicted In Multi-Year Gang WarSeven south Minneapolis gang members face charges in connection to a multi-year gang war with their rivals, which includes a 2014 shooting outside the Hennepin County Medical Center, the United States Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Rare Coin Dealer Gets 6 Years For Defrauding ElderlyA Roseville rare coin dealer has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding elderly victims out of more than $700,000 worth of coins and cash.
Defenders Of Minn. Men Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Claim EntrapmentDefenders of some Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS say the FBI entrapped them. The government charged four men and two of their friends with trying to go overseas: Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21; Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19; Abdurahman Yasin Daud, 21; Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20.
Some Muslim Groups Concerned About Terror Prevention ProgramAbout 40 mosques and Muslim organizations in Minnesota are raising concerns about a federal program designed to fight terror recruiting.
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