MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Maple Plain man is in custody after he told authorities he had molested his young daughter.
Larry Torgeson, 53, is charged with one count of second degree criminal sexual conduct in the case.READ MORE: Wisconsin Hunters Blow Past Wolf Kill Target
According to the criminal complaint, Torgeson called child protection to ask about family therapy, saying he had sexually molested his daughter for about a year when she was “10 or 11 years old,” and that the girl hadn’t been handling it well.READ MORE: Longfellow Rising: The Rebirth Of Minneapolis' Epicenter Of Unrest
Social workers interviewed the girl, who told them her father had touched her inappropriately on several occassions when her mother was at work. The girl says she told her mother about the abuse in August 2017, who told her to forget what happened and not to tell anyone because, “God forgives and good Christians forgive.”MORE NEWS: Family Shocked To Find Water In Gas Tank - And More Shocked By How It Got There
If convicted, Torgeson could face up to 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.