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Minn. prosecutor sex misconduct case moved

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Bemidji Pioneer
Minn. prosecutor sex misconduct case moved
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — The sexual misconduct case against a northern Minnesota prosecutor will be heard by another court.

A judge granted a request Tuesday to move the case against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell to St. Louis County.

Scannell, who's 47, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

WDIO-TV reports attorneys for both sides made the joint change of venue request. Judge Shaun Floerke (FLUR'-kee) approved the request.

The relationship between Scannell and the girl came to light when her family asked for a restraining order in 2012. The girl's parents said Scannell was a longtime family friend who told them he loved the girl and that their relationship had turned physical.

Scannell's next court appearance is in January.

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