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Criminal Sexual Conduct
April 8, 2014
Meyerdirk case moves forward
WORTHINGTON — Kenneth Meyerdirk appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District Court Tuesday for a hearing on multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct in connection with alleged contact with a granddaughter that spanned several years. During the hearing, Meyerdirk’s attorney,...
April 8, 2014 - 8:55pm
Man guilty of sexual conduct involving a nine-month-old girl
HASTINGS - A 41-year-old Hastings, Minn., man will be sentenced Nov. 8 for first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a 9-month-old girl. A Dakota County jury Tuesday found Michael Frederick Schmidt guilty and decided that aggravating factors justified an upward departure from...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00pm
April 21, 2010
Overweg back in jail
SLAYTON -- Just days after being released from jail for criminal sexual conduct against a child, Everett Charles Overweg, 19, was back in custody for possession of child pornography. Overweg pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in January, admitting in court he...
April 21, 2010 - 8:27pm
April 20, 2010
Man charged with burglary, criminal sexual conduct
WORTHINGTON -- Charges were filed this week against a man accused of entering a house and trying to grab two women. Roberto Pito Gonzales, also known as Roberto Gonzales Pito, 41, from Lufkin, Texas, was charged in Nobles County District Court with two counts of first-degree burglary...
April 20, 2010 - 9:47pm
Lismore man charged in criminal sexual conduct case
WORTHINGTON -- Charges were filed this week against 26-year-old Luis Abneil Batistra Rodriguez, also known as Felipe Jesus Soto-Perez or Hestor Roblero-Roblero, who is accused of engaging in sexual contact with a young girl. Rodriguez is charged with two counts of second-degree and...
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March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 23, 2010
Sentencing continued for Slayton man
SLAYTON -- A Slayton man who pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct last month was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but the case has been continued until he goes through a sex offender evaluation. Everett Charles Overweg, 19, admitted in January that he had inappropriately...
February 23, 2010 - 12:00am
March 25, 2009
Mell makes first court appearance in Pipestone
PIPESTONE -- A man accused of raping an 11-year-old child made a court appearance Tuesday in Pipestone County District Court. Richard Trevor Mell, 42, was arrested last week on a warrant after a count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct was charged against him earlier this month. The...
news / crime
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
Worthington teen faces two felonies
WORTHINGTON -- A 17-year-old Worthington teen is facing two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual contact after picking a girl up from the middle school and allegedly forcing her to have sex. Oketh Obang Owity is currently under house arrest and ordered to attend school regularly...
March 13, 2009 - 12:25am
February 26, 2009
Counselor sentenced for criminal sexual conduct
WALKER - The counselor who forced a camper to engage in sexual activities with him June 25 at Camp Olson near Longville was sentenced Feb. 23 in Cass County District Court to 25 years supervised probation. Spencer Olin Krum, 20, of Eugene, Ore., had pleaded guilty Dec. 29 one count...
February 26, 2009 - 3:00pm
December 19, 2008
Man gets probation for sex crimes
A Goodhue man convicted of two felony sex crimes will serve out his sentence on probation and 22 days in jail. Miguel Angel Ramirez, 21, will spend up to 15 years on probation, First District Court Judge Kevin Mark decided Thursday at a sentencing hearing. Ramirez pleaded guilty...
December 19, 2008 - 1:00pm
December 18, 2008
Molestation conviction upheld
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a 53-year-old New London man for molestation of three sisters. In an unpublished opinion is-sued Tuesday, the appeals co-urt affirmed Patrick Ha-rold Smith Sr.'s convictions on second-degree criminal sexual conduct...
December 18, 2008 - 11:00am
December 9, 2008
Hog farmer's criminal sex trial
Seven jury members were picked Monday in Becker County District Court to serve in the Robert William Briard case. In all, 12 jurors and two alternates will be selected in a process expected to last at least through Tuesday. Becker County prosecutors in February charged the prominent...
December 9, 2008 - 10:00am