Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Minneapolis police officer has been accused of criminal sexual conduct and terroristic threats in Hennepin County, Minnesota. David Campbell was charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct. His son who is 17 and his girlfriend, 16, reported it to a social worker at their school last week. Campbell bought her lingerie and told her take photos of herself wearing the lingerie on his phone which he stored in a “safe app” on his cell phone. He also assaulted her in a hotel and in his squad car while on duty. The complainant also alleged that he would kill her if she told anyone about the conduct. The girl lived with Campbell when she was dating his son and they had been living at several different hotels throughout Hennepin and Ramsey County. Other allegations in the complaint include exposing his penis to her and touching her on multiple occasions. He declined to make a statement to the detectives and refused to give his passcode on his personal phone. He posted a $100,000 bail and is now released pending his next court appearance. He was arrested after leaving a Bloomington hotel. He is due back in court on October 12, 2017 for his omnibus hearing. A no contact order has also been put in place to ensure that Campbell cannot have any direct or indirect contact with the complainant.

According to the criminal complaint, he was charged with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct while using force or coercion. The maximum sentence for 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct is 15 years in prison with a fine between $10,000 and $30,000 and a ten year-lifetime of conditional release. He was charged with a second count of 3rd degree CSC because of the significant relationship where the victim was 16. The third count of 3rd degree CSC was because Campbell was is a position of authority of the complainant when he was more than 48 months older than her. He was charged with two additional charges of 4th degree criminal sexual conduct along with terroristic threats for threatening to kill her if she told anyone. Campbell’s case has been all over the news in Minnesota and is facing up to 70 years in prison.

If you have been charged with a sexual harassment claim such as third degree criminal sexual conduct please contact Max Keller. If convicted of sexual harassment or criminal sexual conduct, you may be facing substantial prison time. The attorneys at Keller Law Offices are ready to help you with the sexual harassment allegations against you. In some criminal sexual conduct cases, some defenses may include consent, alternate perpetrator, or mistake of age. Max Keller has handled many sexual harassment cases throughout Minnesota and has won jury trials. Max Keller offers a free consultation. Call today at 952-912-1421 and visit the firms website at www.kellerlawoffices.com. It is best to contact a criminal defense attorney prior to making any statements to detectives or the police. Any statement can be used against a defendant in court. Stay tuned to the Keller Law Offices blog for updates on Campbell’s case.

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