HASTINGS, Minn. - Authorities have charged a Northfield teen with criminal sexual conduct involving a juvenile female, and are trying to determine whether there are additional victims.
The Dakota County Attorney charged 18-year-old Michael Lyle Stucky, Jr. of Northfield with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the Third Degree on August 15. According to the criminal complaint filed against him, Stucky friended a young girl on Facebook and eventually appeared at her home in Rosemount with the express purpose of engaging in sexual activity.
"Social media and networking sites are an important part of our daily lives," Rosemount Police Chief Eric Werner stated in a written release. "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."
Information obtained by police during the course of their investigation has led police to believe there could be other victims. If you have information to believe another person may have been victimized you are encouraged to contact Rosemount Police Detective Julie Rauenhorst at 651-322- 2001.
Stucky's next court appearance is set for September 10 at the Dakota County Courthouse in Hastings. Bail in the amount of $75,000 without conditions ($30,000 with conditions) was set by Dakota County District Court Judge Patrice Sutherland.
(Copyright 2013 by KARE. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. )