MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One of teenagers accused in several sexual assaults in Powderhorn Park last November has turned himself in after running away last week.

The 15-year-old suspect turned himself into the Juvenile Detention Center last night at 10:45 p.m., according to Hennepin County Public Affairs.

The suspect had been ordered to undergo electronic home monitoring while living with his grandmother, but cut off his ankle bracelet monitor on Wednesday and fled.

The suspect and three other juvenile males have been charged in connection with the Nov. 24 incidents.

In one, a mother was assaulted at Powderhorn Park while out cross-country skiing with her children. Shortly thereafter, an 18-year-old woman and 16-year-old girl were attacked in a nearby garage. A group of boys pulled a gun on them, ordered them to take off their clothes and took turns sexually assaulting them.

Comments (15)
  1. Paul says:

    Hmmm… A crime like this and the courts think he’s really going to stay put at his grandma’s house. I guess society is lucky that he didn’t commit any other crimes while he was on the lamb. It just goes to show how broken our justice system is.

    1. Paul says:

      oopps, I meant on the lam, not on the lamb.

  2. joe daddy says:

    I say they should be casterated.

  3. Eric says:

    So, they kept the other three suspects in custody but let this nice young man go home with an ankle bracelet because he was a good boy and would not sexually assault anyone else or try to flee. Oops. At least he didn’t assault anyone else (that we know of so far). Let’s keep on giving violent sexual predators the benefit of the doubt because deep down they are just confused or made one bad choice.

    1. Edward Eubanks says:

      Do you know what level of involve,ent the kid had in the assault? The judge may have viewed him as a minor player who is relatively harmless to the greater community.

      One thing I can tell about all of this is that this kid is not a long-thinker. The harsh realities of life have not dawned upon him yet and he is still approaching things with a reckless feeling of invincibility. The severing of the ankle bracelet was stupid, but in line with the stupidity sometimes exhibited by 15 year-olds.

      All of this is tragic, not just for society but the kids who participated in these crimes. They don’t go it and by the time they do, they will have been permanently written off by the system and channeled toward a life of pointlessness and long confinements

  4. John says:

    If that had been my Wife or Child that they assulted I’d be thrilled that they were at Gradma’s house and not in Jail. 15 or not – last assult they would have ever made!!!!

    1. Edward Eubanks says:

      The last name wouldn’t be Wayne, woud it?

      1. John says:

        No it’s ” Sick of thugs in Minnesota”

    2. Paul says:

      I agree. The courts will not give this kid what he deserves. No matter what his involvement in the crimes, he certainly didn’t try to stop them. Maybe if real consequences followed a persons actions we wouldn’t have to resort (at least in theory) to vigilantism.

  5. swmnguy says:

    Well, he did turn himself in, and he (apparently) didn’t commit any other crimes while he was on the lam. And now he’s going to face additional consequences, no doubt. So I wouldn’t call this any kind of indictment of the justice system.

    1. Paul says:

      So you think the justice system works fine? It seems to me that there is little consequence for a criminal act these days. Jail is no deterrent to crime anymore. I say let’s make incarceration more of a penalty, make criminals actually FEAR jail. Maybe that’s just my point of view.

  6. jo1glex says:

    “Casterated?” Is that when you put caster wheels on something, like an end-table?

  7. Jules says:

    Thank God for ‘BLEEDING HEART” SOFTIE JUDGES LIKE JUDGE QUAINTANCE. I t Weak judges that live in gilded cages don’t care if they release these monsters into our neighborhoods. Would judge Quaintance have released him to home monitoring if he lived in her neighborhood ? ? ? How can we demand justice with lunatic judges like her? ? ?

  8. Craig says:

    Why did they need a blood test to determine his age in the first place.

  9. Craig says:

    Or his dental records?

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