Sunday, December 16, 2012
Police say Daniel Scott Pollack tried to sexually assault a sleeping woman, who woke up to find him pulling off her clothes.
A St. Louis Park man has been charged with trying to sexually assault a woman at a party in Hopkins. Daniel Scott Pollack, 22, is charged with attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct of a physically helpless victim, a felony with a maximum penalty of seven and a half years in prison and a $15,000 fine. A conviction carries a mandatory minimum penalty of a $9,000 fine. Hopkins police were called to a home Dec. 9 to investigate a reported sexual assault, according to the criminal complaint signed by Hopkins Police Detective Raymond Laudenbach. Officers met the victim, who was upset and crying. She told police that she woke up to find Pollack pulling off her pants and her underwear. The woman said she had been at a party in the home …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Criminal sexual conduct charges against Edgar Jesus Gonzalez-Mendoza were dismissed Wednesday.
DNA evidence has helped exonerate a Hopkins man accused of inappropriate sexual contact with his 6-year-old niece. Edgar Jesus Gonzalez-Mendoza, 32, was charged in July with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony. Those charges were dismissed Wednesday at the request of prosecutors. Although prosecutors initially had probable cause to charge Gonzalez-Mendoza, continuing investigation by police produced evidence, including DNA that didn’t match his DNA profile, that required the charges to be dismissed in the interest of justice, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter | Check out Patch’s Pinterest boards
Thursday, August 16, 2012
At a community meeting Thursday, neighbors said they are concerned about the risks posed by Level III sex offender Kenneth Edward Dean.
Andrea Widmark lives four houses away on Jackson Avenue from a newly arrived sex offender. Widmark and her husband have three daughters, ages 13, 11 and 4. She said there are a lot of mothers on the street and notes the offender, 25-year-old Kenneth Edward Dean, has additional convictions for burglary, underage drinking and other crimes. To say the least, Widmark was not thrilled to learn about her new neighbor. “We are all targets. Our kids are targets,” she warned others at Thursday’s predatory offender notification meeting. Widmark’s remarks echoed the comments of other residents, who worry about the risk Dean poses to women and children. Dean, who also goes by Ubayy Dean Abdul-Ghani, has been classified as a Level III offender, meaning…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A 66-year-old man was arrested for fifth degree criminal sexual conduct.
(Updated at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, July 19) Minnetonka Police were on the hunt Wednesday afternoon for a man reportedly masturbating in the children's section of Barnes & Noble. At about 4:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the book store to search for a man in his 60s. They had a description of the suspect, and he was headed on foot toward Ridgedale Mall and other businesses in the area. Police eventually caught up with the man in the Target parking lot and he was arrested, according to Minnetonka Police Captain Scott Boerboom. The man was identified as Ross Scalise, 66. He was arrested on a 5th degree criminal sexual conduct charge, a gross misdemeanor. "We've received several complaints regarding this individual doing the same thing…
Monday, April 23, 2012
The girl, who was born in 2004, said the assaults began when she was 4 or 5 years old.
Police arrested a Golden Valley man after an underaged Hopkins girl said he sexually assaulted her beginning when she was 4 or 5 years old. The girl told police April 9 that 50-year-old Paul Frederick Bellefleur, a family friend, forced her to perform oral sex on him, Hopkins Police Officer Renee Meuwissen wrote in charging documents filed Friday. The girl, who was born in 2004, told a forensic examiner that Bellefleur also performed oral sex on her. She said the first sexual assault began when she was still in preschool and about 4 or 5 years old, according to the charging documents. She was last in contact with Bellefleur over the Fourth of July weekend. Prosecutors allege the sexual assaults took place between 2008 and July 4, 2011. The…