Police say man sexually assaulted Rosemount teen, maybe others
An 18-year-old Northfield man has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after he reportedly assaulted a Rosemount teen had been messaging on Facebook.
Now police believe there could be other victims, and they’re looking for help finding them.
According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney’s office, Michael Stucky Jr. came to the girl’s house Aug. 6 after the two had exchanged messages on Facebook. The girl, who is 15, told police Stucky began kissing and making out with her while she tried to push him away. She said he then started taking her clothes off and forced her to have sex with him.
The girl told police she tried to push Stucky away with her foot and said no multiple times.
According to the complaint, Stucky admitted having sex with the girl but said it was consensual. He said he did not know how old the girl was.
According to information from the Dakota County Attorney’s office, police came to believe during their investigation there might be other people involved.
“Social media and networking sites are an important part of our daily lives,” Rosemount police chief Eric Werner said. “It’s unspeakable to know the technology is being used to prey on children or commit other crimes. Internet crimes are more complex and private, making the community’s help even more important.”
Anyone who has been victimized or knows someone who has can call Rosemount police detective Julie Rauenhorst at 651-322-2001.
If convicted on a third degree criminal sexual conduct charge related to forcible intercourse Stucky could face up to 15 years in jail and fines of up to $30,000. A second criminal sexual conduct charge related to having sex with an individual younger than 16 has a maximum sentence of five years and a maximum fine of $30,000.