Hennepin County prosecutors today charged a 16 year old boy with the sexual assault of a mother cross-country skiing with her kids in Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis last Wednesday evening. The boy, and others, are also charged with sexually assaulting two girls in a nearby garage later in the evening.
MPR’s Brandt Williams is covering the boy’s arraignment in court today and will have the story later on today, but while no one has been proven guilty, we wonder nonetheless how a kid grows up to allegedly behave that way.
The top of the charging petition, released by prosecutors, may hold a clue:
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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