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: