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: Daunte Wright Shooting: Demonstrators And Police Clash For 4th Night In Brooklyn Center
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: Daunte Wright Shooting: Fmr. Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail Hours After Arrest, Manslaughter Charges
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: 'I Came Here To Honor': Community Members Mourn The Loss Of Daunte Wright
Meihofer was found to be incompetent to stand trial. He voluntarily submitted himself for civil commitment, waiving his right to a trial.