MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man who abducted and assaulted a 7-year-old girl near the St. Paul Cathedral faces civil commitment.
Mark Meihofer, 48, has apparently admitted to his attorney that he needs hospitalization because he cannot control his sexual impulses and will likely commit other crimes.READ MORE: Angels Beat Twins 2-1, Sandoval Breaks No-Hit Bid
Meihofer was charged with kidnapping the girl from outside of a St. Paul home this past May as the girl’s father was inside the home.READ MORE: Motorcycle Crash Injures 3 People In Red Wing
Meihofer took the girl back to his room at Catholic Charities where he tied her up, took pictures of her, made her smoke some substance and then sexually assaulted her.MORE NEWS: High Levels Of E. Coli Won’t Stop Beachgoers Amid Hot Streak
Meihofer was found to be incompetent to stand trial. He voluntarily submitted himself for civil commitment, waiving his right to a trial.