BCA Update Confirms Spike In Violent Crimes Statewide In 2020, With Murders Up 58%Bias crimes also rose sharply in 2020. There were 223 bias incidents recorded by the BCA, which stands as the highest number seen in 15 years, according to the agency.
Jesse Curry, Under Supervision For 1993 Rape, Charged With New AssaultProsecutors in Ramsey County have charged man under supervision for sexually assaulting a teenager in 1993 with sexually assaulting another woman in January.
Charges: Robert Epps Jr. Raped 15-Year-Old In High School BathroomA 19-year-old St. Cloud man has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint during a high school basketball game in December of 2019.
Charges: Convicted Sex Offender Raped Woman At MOA Light Rail Station, Assaulted GirlfriendA convicted sex offender is accused of raping a woman at the Mall of America light rail station last month just two days after being released from jail after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in south Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Dance Instructor Charged With Raping Teenage StudentA Minneapolis dance instructor is charged with raping one of his teenage students earlier this week.
DeQuarn Bell Faces Life In Prison For Hot Curling Iron AssaultA Hopkins man faces life imprisonment after admitting in court that he sexually and physically assaulted a woman with a hot curling iron in 2019.
Matthew McIntosh Pleads Guilty After Sexual Assault Kits Link Him To 2 AttacksA rape case that went unsolved for 15 years is closed because of a years-long push to test untested sexual assault kits.
$500,000 Settlement For 'U' Student Who Accused Football Players Of RapeThe woman’s name is also redacted due to state statutes on data privacy. But a source confirmed the settlement is connected to the alleged sexual assault.
Charges: Man Raped Teen Twice After Threatening To Distribute Compromising Photos OnlineA Twin Cities man is accused of raping a teenage girl whom he met online while pretending to be a high school student and coercing the victim into sex by threatening to distribute compromising photos to her classmates.
Charges: Minneapolis Man Raped Woman, Threatened Her With NarcanA Minneapolis man accused of sexually assaulting a woman and threatening her with a syringe of Narcan, a medication used to combat opioid overdoses, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct.
Charges: Man Offered To Smoke Pot With Woman On Light Rail, Raped Her At Knife-PointA 22-year-old Minneapolis man is facing charges after he allegedly met a woman on the light rail last month, offered to smoke marijuana with her and, when they got off the train, raped her at knife-point.
Sheriff: Rape Victim Saved After Texting 911 From Her Attacker's SemiA truck driver is in custody after a woman texted authorities for help after she was raped in his semitrailer.
Former Gopher Demry Croft Indicted On Rape, Sexual Battery ChargesFormer Minnesota Gopher Demry Croft has been indicted on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.
Charges: Man Sexually Assaults Tanning Salon Worker As She Was Closing ShopA central Minnesota man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman Monday night as she was closing up at the Sauk Rapids business where she worked.
Man Accused Of Having Sex With 15-Year-Old Faces Rape ChargeAn 18-year-old Sioux Falls man faces a felony rape charge after he allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl in a Target parking lot. The Argus Leader reports that a Minnehaha County grand jury indicted George Zimmer Jr. last week on one count of rape in the fourth degree.