Sarah Horner / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The husband of a Roseville-based home day care provider was found guilty of sexually assaulting three children cared for at the site. A Ramsey County District Court jury reached the verdict in Edgar Noe Lopez-Monter’s case after about four hours of deliberation Friday, Dec. 14. The 44-year-old faced charges of both first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Jurors found him guilty on both counts. He was taken into custody following the verdict.
ST. PAUL — A Ramsey County District judge did not abuse his authority when he went against a prosecutor’s protests and sentenced a man convicted of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old relative to probation, according to a higher court’s findings. The Minnesota Court of Appeals cited the “broad discretion” the law affords district court judges in determining sentences as a key reason it ultimately affirmed the lower court’s ruling, according to a recent opinion issued by the court.
ST. PAUL - Jeffrey Mark Eldred reportedly met the woman on Tinder, a dating website. He invited her over to his Shoreview home earlier this month, and the two drank together before making out. Too drunk to drive, the woman would later tell police she decided to spend the night. That’s when authorities say Eldred recorded her without her permission sleeping naked in his bed. That’s the account in a criminal complaint against Eldred filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court charging the 32-year-old with one count of attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
ST. PAUL - “How to make a baby really sick.” “Miralax overdose.” “Child salt death.” Those were some of the phrases a Lewiston, Minn., mother typed into the web browser on her phone in the months before the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged her with trying to endanger her infant’s life, authorities say. Authorities searched her phone after medical staff at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul notified police about troubling behavior involving the woman, after her 9-month-old son was admitted to the hospital last July 11 for “failure to thrive,” according to court documents.
ST. PAUL — A former driver accused of sexually assaulting a child with special needs has been found not guilty by a judge. Charles Edward Glover, 55, was acquitted of the second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge following a court trial in front of a Ramsey County District Court judge late last month.
ST. PAUL -- Under the pretense that her older sister wanted him to escort her home safely from a party, a Hamline University student persuaded an underclassman to let him up to her dorm room during the early morning hours of May 15, 2016. Then, when she refused his sexual advances, he raped her, a jury found Friday. After about five hours of deliberation, the jury returned guilty verdicts on both criminal counts facing Pierce Heston in his case, including first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
ST. PAUL - Angry that a St. Paul bar refused to serve them while wearing their gang colors, a group of Hells Outcasts members took their ire out on the bouncer, authorities say. While some members stood watch to make sure no one tried to intervene, the group attacked the man at 11:19 p.m. Nov. 9 at the St. Paul Saloon on Hudson Road in St. Paul, according to a criminal complaint filed earlier this week in Ramsey County District Court. One of the members, Justin Raymon Wainner, also threatened to “shoot up the bar,” the complaint said.
ST. PAUL -- It’s been more than five years since Andrew Henderson had his camera seized by a Ramsey County deputy after Henderson refused to identify himself or stop recording law enforcement’s conduct outside his Little Canada apartment. He says he’s still reeling from it, though, and has now taken steps he says are aimed at ensuring no other Ramsey County resident has to endure what he did.
ST. PAUL -- Lillian Kuller’s family waited more than three decades for an apology from the man who strangled the former dancer while burglarizing her St. Paul home in the winter of 1987. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, they thought the moment had finally arrived. It never did. Instead of expressing remorse during his sentencing hearing inside a Ramsey County District courtroom, Michael Withers lambasted the judge and prosecutor’s office for turning his case into a “media circus” for their own political gain.
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — A Nevis, Minn., man yelled racial slurs and threatened workers inside a Maplewood Burger King before rubbing his genitals on the fast food restaurant’s glass window, charges say. Employees at the Burger King told Ryan Wayne Lewis to leave after he hurled racial slurs inside the restaurant when he drunkenly entered to use the bathroom around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, according to court documents.