Sexual Abuse Charges
09/16/2009 - 2:45 AM
44 year old Dennis Michael Lemke of St. Cloud has been charged with multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first and second degrees. According to the filing by the Stearns County Attorney’s Office, the charges involved nine separate victims and span from 2001 through 2007.
Lemke had previously pleaded guilty to manufacture of child pornography and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in June of this year . A federal raid of his home in 2007 found thousands of photographs of child pornography on his computer. Lemke’s wife had been running a daycare out of the home prior to the federal search. The business closed shortly after the discovery.
With the completion of federal proceedings, state charges stemming from the photographs have now been filed. Lemke will be returned from federal custody to state custody to answer to these new charges in Stearns County.
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