What “Position of Authority” Means in Minnesota’s Sexual Conduct Statutes
In Minnesota, Criminal Sexual Conduct statutes are long and have many subdivisions. Click on the hyperlinks on our website to see the specific statute’s language and related blogs.
A “current or recent position of authority” includes but is not limited to:
- Any person who is a parent.
- Any person acting in the place of a parent and charged with or assumes any of a parent’s rights, duties, or responsibilities to a child.
- Any person who is charged with or assumes any duty or responsibility for the health, welfare, or supervision of a child, either independently or through another, no matter how brief, at the time of or within 120 days immediately preceding the act.
- A psychotherapist.
Minnesota caselaw has also specified other categories of individuals that fall under a “current or recent position of authority,” which includes but is not limited to: