A man in Maplewood has been accused of sexually abusing two young girls. The man is a pastor and has now been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to reports, he is accused by the mother of the two girls and police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
The man talked to the Pioneer Press on Thursday and denied the allegations. When someone is in a position of authority, such as a pastor at a church, or a public official, they might face increased scrutiny when faced with charges of sexual abuse or other sex crimes. Minnesota has very severe consequences for conviction of a sex crime.