Cook County attorney charged with criminal sexual conduct
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct today over an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
While the victim in the case was older than 16 — the age of consent in Minnesota — Scannell was more than four years older than her, and in a position of authority, which makes the incident a criminal offense. A grand jury returned the indictment on Oct. 22.
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