SEXUAL ASSAULT

Former Cop In Warroad Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Teen

Joshua Demmerly Is Accused of Assaulting The Teen Numerous Times

WARROAD, Minn. — A former cop from Warroad has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl while on duty. 30-year-old Joshua Demmerly entered an Alford plea, acknowledging there’s enough evidence to convict him. Prosecutors say Demmerly told the teen there was a felony investigation underway and he could offer protection. He is accused of assaulting her at least 10 times…

Case Of Alleged Sexual Assault Handed Off To Stearns County

The driver was taken into custody and the woman was taken to an area hospital

MOORHEAD, Minn. — We are learning new information about an alleged assault in a semi on I-94 Monday morning. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office was sent a text from a woman claiming she had been sexually assaulted by the driver. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper located a semi matching the woman’s description and stopped it on I-94 near Downer. The…

Jeffrey Epstein Has Died Overnight By Suicide

CNN — Jailed multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died overnight by suicide, according to two law enforcement sources. He was taken from New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in cardiac arrest and died at an area hospital, the sources told CNN. Epstein, 66, had been jailed since early July, when he pleaded not guilty to…

Minnesota Governor Signs Bill To Make Marital Rape Illegal

The Law prevented prosecutors from filing rape charges against people accused of sexually assaulting their spouses

ST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill repealing a Minnesota law that prevented prosecutors from filing rape charges against people accused of sexually assaulting their spouses. Looking on as Walz signed the bill was Jenny Teeson. The Andover woman went public after prosecutors dropped a felony charge against her now ex-husband. He drugged and recorded himself raping…

Fargo Police Chief David Todd: Addiction Driving Increase In Crime

Todd Presented 2018 Crime States to Fargo City Commission

FARGO, ND — Addiction is driving an increase in crime in Fargo. Police Chief David Todd presented the crime report for 2018 to the Fargo City Commission. The report was done in February but was just made public due to scheduling issues and flood fighting efforts. Fargo saw a 3% increase in crime last year, most of it related to burglaries…

NDSU Holds Human Trafficking Prevention Workshop to Teach People About Warning Signs

Human trafficking can happen anywhere from small towns to big cities

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a topic that hits closer to home than you may think. The Sexual Assault Prevention team at NDSU held a human trafficking workshop to teach people about the warning signs. One of the key points presenters wanted to drive home is human traffickers aren’t necessarily scary–looking people. They can be people you see in everyday life. There…

NDSU Students Raise Awareness for Survivors of Sexual Abuse With Kits 4 Kare

Kits 4 Kare is an event to gather donations to make survival kits to give to abuse survivors and to educate students

FARGO, N.D.– NDSU Students are helping sexual assault survivors and trying to prevent sexual abuse on campus. Kits 4 Kare is an event to gather donations to make survival kits to give to abuse survivors and to educate students. People can donate items, learn self–defense and write to survivors. Donations include things like toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, hats and gloves….

Husband Accused Of Killing Wife Out Of Mercy

Authorities went to Harvey Kneifl's apartment at a senior living facility in Woodbury Thursday after he failed to show up in court for his trial on the sexual assault charges.

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) – A man charged with sexually assaulting children on a school bus is now charged with killing his wife in a St. Paul suburb. Authorities went to Harvey Kneifl’s apartment at a senior living facility in Woodbury Thursday after he failed to show up in court for his trial on the sexual assault charges. Officers discovered the…

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Nephew 20 Years Ago: “Knew It Probably Wasn’t Right”

Jerome Greenshields of Cleveland, North Dakota is charged with sexual assault and gross sexual imposition

STUTSMAN COUNTY, ND — A Stutsman County man is accused of sexually assaulting his nephew nearly 20 years ago. 56-year-old Jerome Greenshields of Cleveland, North Dakota is charged with sexual assault and gross sexual imposition. Court documents say one of his nephews contacted the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department to report the incidents. Greenshields is accused of sexually assaulting his nephew between…

Federal Charges Added Against Kidnapping And Sexual Assault Suspect

The convicted felon had a 12-gauge shotgun during the crime

FERGUS FALLS, MN — A federal indictment has charged 39-year-old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids with illegally possessing a firearm. The charge is the result of a July 22 incident in which Randklev is already charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a rural Fergus Falls woman. The convicted felon had a 12-gauge shotgun during the crime. He faces a mandatory minimum…