Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Michael Lyle Stucky, Jr., age 19 of Northfield, pled guilty today to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree, one in connection with friending a 15-year-old girl on Facebook and eventually traveling to her home where he had sexual intercourse with the victim, the other involving a 13-year-old he met. Judge Jerome Abrams sentenced Stucky to 361 days in jail, a fine of $50 and probation for 15 years. Stucky also has to comply with sex offender treatment and register as a predatory offender. If Stucky does not remain law abiding, he could serve 48 months in prison.
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Backstrom commented: “Predatory behavior targeting children similar to what occurred in this case is a far bigger problem than most parents realize. Parents should discuss this issue with their children and encourage them to let their parents know of any solicitation attempts made against them, or other inappropriate activity they encounter, while using the internet.”
Backstrom praised Assistant County Attorney Jennifer Bovitz, who prosecuted the case. Backstrom thanked the Rosemount Police Department and the Eagan Police Department for their prompt investigation of this matter.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.