The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis today released the names of men who are suspected of sexual abuse between the mid 1950s and '80s, vowing to make the revelations a standard practice while withholding details of the allegations."This is a tragedy that has caused insufferable harm to victim ... More >>
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The outspoken activist has a change of heart over the wide-reaching scope of laws she helped put into action
A judge in Jackson County juvenile court recently found Jonathan Alan Giefer, 17, guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the Mankato Free Press. The incident occurred on March 31, 2012, when Jonathan took the victim, who was younger than 13, out riding on an ATV in Windom, Min ... More >>
If you judged by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, you'd think Minneapolis has been the national leader in "forcible rapes" (it's a real statistical category, not just the brainchild of Paul Ryan) since 2007.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis guns incidents, violent crime crept up in 2012 But you shouldn't judge ... More >>
Shattuck-St. Mary's School is increasingly coming under fire by authorities for the way it handled a series of inappropriate student-teacher relationships. On Monday, former drama teacher Lynn Seibel, 70, was charged with sexual misconduct while employed by the school for allegedly encouraging ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissioner-- House Speaker Kurt Zellers wants Vikings stadium bill to pass... but won't vote for it?-- Kurt Zellers apologizes for Bradlee Dean's opening "prayer" [VIDEO]In the wake of Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Hoffner, MSU-Mankato football coach, allegedly shot sex videos of his own young kids-- Todd Hoffner dealt with sex photo scandal while coaching at UW-Eau ClaireThis morning, Melodee Hoffner, wife of MSU-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner, held a press conference and said her husban ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissionerTodd Hoffner is an accomplished football coach whose side interests including spending time with his wife and three kids, and, allegedly, possessing and possibly being involved in the production of c ... More >>
In 1994, Eagan police questioned Shawn Sullivan, then 24 years old, about allegations that he had exposed himself in front of and groped two 11-year-old girls. But before prosecutors could file charges, Sullivan fled to Europe, never to return.Sullivan, who also allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in ... More >>
Darwin Schauer worked for eight years as a lay pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake George, Minnesota, a small community southwest of Bemidji. He did so despite the fact that district leaders of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod knew he was convicted in 1983 of sexual abuse of a minor.Schauer, ... More >>
The next time William Jacobs is a free man, he could be well into his 80s. Jacobs, a former Minneapolis Parks Police chief and teacher, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday for child molestation and possession of child pornography. And when he is released, he'll serve another 10 years of p ... More >>
In the fall of 2010, Rory Koch, a longtime employee of the Minnesota House of Representatives, ran for Ramsey County commissioner.Though he didn't win the election, Koch ended up receiving a respectable 25 percent of the vote. Little did Ramsey County residents know when they cast their ballots t ... More >>
Jeremy Giefer's sexual assault charges were dropped todaySexual assault charges against Jeremy Giefer were dropped this morning following the victim's recantation.Giefer was scheduled to go on trial next Monday on charges he raped his daughter multiple times over the years. Assistant Blue Earth ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should Scouts share the blame?
Jeremy Giefer was charged with 11 counts of sexual misconduct last year.It's shaping up to be a tense holiday season at the Giefer household this year. Jeremy Giefer, the sex offender pardoned in 2008 by then-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, will face a jury trial beginning December 19 for allegedly ... More >>
AndersonAdvocatesAnderson has filed thousands of abuse lawsuits.Twin Cities attorney Jeff Anderson filed a civil suit yesterday accusing a Missouri-based abbey of covering up sexual abuse by a former monk. Anderson is famous for his tireless pursuit against abusive priests and church coverup ... More >>
linkedin.comSteven "Gus" AugustinackSteven Augustinack was named Brainerd Citizen of the Year by the local Junior Chamber Jaycees last October, in part for his work with groups like Youth as Resources and the Sertoma Camp Confidence Club for deaf and hard of hearing children. A month later, ... More >>
William Holden, child rapist, outside the St. Cloud courthouseWilliam Holden went to prison for sexually abusing his underage niece. Now, a jury says he must pay her $10 million. Cathy Olson was under the age of 14 when Holden sexually assaulted her three times in Brainerd. He was convicted ... More >>
Vanlenzeo Delrentus Brent faces 10 felony counts.Vanlenzeo Delrentus Brent could have done the decent thing and helped protect and raise a couple of his little cousins after their mother died in 2003. Instead, police say, the 29-year-old man raped the girl and boy for years in the home they ... More >>
Attendance is optional to the U of M's presentation on how to prevent sexual violence.University of Minnesota fraternities earned a pretty bad rep last fall after three women alleged they were sexual assaulted at frat parties in the span of three weeks. As a reaction, a U of M administrator ... More >>
Nyron Sheldon Hackett will face the music as an adult.Sixteen-year-old Nyron Sheldon Hackett is accused of using a gun while leading a robbery and sexual assault on a woman in Powderhorn Park last Thanksgiving Eve -- as the woman's children watched in horror. From there, police say he and h ... More >>
vetmoves.comFarmyard justice?With the costs of Minnesota's sex-offender treatment program spiking, one legislator wants to consider a solution grounded in our state's fine agricultural history: castration. Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen introduced his preference for farmyard justice when staff from the M ... More >>
Ok, ok! Rape is rape.Maybe they were just trying to get a rise out of us? Legislators are backing off the move we told you about last week that would have narrowed the cases in which victims of rape would be eligible for publicly funded abortions. Minnesota representatives supported the bil ... More >>
Congress wants to exclude protection for victims of non-"forcible rape."They ran for office talking about jobs and the economy, but some of Minnesota's Republican congressional reps are wading right in to one of the ugliest corners of the culture wars. Minnesota representatives Michele Bachmann, ... More >>
Father Francis Markey from his arrest in early 2010Jeffrey Anderson, the St. Paul attorney who's made a career (and a mint) suing the Catholic church, has opened up a new practice in London to pursue the pedophile priest cases popping up across the pond. They've already got their sights on Rev. ... More >>
Photo: felixfrancierJohn D. Bullock and Damonta D. Jones are charged with first-degree sexual assault.We thought the story about the Wisconsin freaks who dug up a dead woman for sex was vile enough. But this story out of Eau Claire is even worse: John D. Bullock and Damonta D. Jones have been ... More >>
Maybe if Governor Tim Pawlenty doesn't talk about Jeremy Giefer it will all just go away. But we doubt it.Tim Pawlenty is in full ostrich mode.Tuesday we learned that Jeremy Giefer, the sex offender Pawlenty voted to pardon in 2008, has been allegedly raping his own daughter for the past nine yea ... More >>
Blue Earth County Sheriff's Dept.Jeremy Giefer, once pardoned by the Governor, now faces 11 charges of criminal sexual conductWhen Jeremy Geifer was charged with 11 counts of sexual misconduct November 18th, Tim Pawlenty might have envisioned his presidential ambitions going up in smoke.Just over ... More >>
More allegations of child sexual abuse are piling up against William Allan Jacobs, a former captain in the Minneapolis Park Police Department.
Johnnie Lamar Haynes, 20, said he would give the woman a cell phone battery, but had her come to his relative's house while it charged. Then he allegedly raped her.
Seems to be a recurring theme in today's Blotter, and all we can say is we wish it were something a bit more... uplifting.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
In the wake of the City Pages investigation into the the Mpls Sex Crimes Unit, the PiPress today tells the story of a rape tipster routed repeatedly to voicemail--by a 911 operator.
In Minneapolis, with rapes on the rise, the Sex Crimes Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department has been cut from 10 investigators to 4--and their rape related arrests have tanked. Chief Dolan says he is accountable to community calls for cops on the street. Mayor Rybak says Pawlenty's Local Govern ... More >>
With Rapes on the Rise, There's a Shortage of Resources in the Department Dedicated to Solving Them
The diocese of New Ulm knew Father David Roney was a pedophile when it sent him to live among orphan schoolchildren in Guatemala
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Do you want to know a secret about sexual psychopaths? They're not the ones committing most of the sex crimes.
Earlier this month the Albertville City Council unanimously passed an ordinance restricting where sex offenders can live within the city. Under the new zoning restriction, such criminals are precluded from residing within 1,000 feet of any park, daycare center, school, playground, or house of worshi ... More >>
Rural and suburban communities have resisted housing sex offenders. A new program aims to change that.
Sex offender Bruce Foley was never committed. Then Dru Sjodin disappeared.
There is no cure and no way out. So why does the state spend more than $20 million a year to treat 179 former sex offenders?
A statewide student survey begs complex questions about date rape and gender
Phillips families were already worried about the parolees next door. Then the headless corpse turned up.
A series of teen rapes shocks local Hmong parents into confronting a new culture: their children.
At the Minnesota sexual psychopathic personality treatment center, they lock up men who are dangerous--or unlucky--enough to be tabbed menaces to society even after they've done their prison time