The second top Shakopee Patch story in 2012 was a roundup of South Metro crime news.
The September 30 edition included a story from Inver Grove Heights Patch about a pastor who left the state with a 16-year-old parishioner. He was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony, and two gross misdemeanor charges of deprivation of custodial or parental rights.
Other crime news in the roundup included the discovery of eight foot high marijuana plants in Mendota Heights, theft from employers and the sentence of a coach who provided alchohol to minors.
Other South Metro Crime Roundups:
Woman Who Stole Car from Marines Now MIA
Man Gets 90 Days for Illicit Recording of Newlyweds: South Metro Crime Roundup
Shades of Jesse James: Northfield Robbery Suspects Arrested After Manhunt
Three Dakota County Men Listed in Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'
Domestic Assault Suspect Says He Was Reenacting Jackie Chan Movie: South Metro Crime Report