Case against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell will continue

By KBJR News 1

Case against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell will continue

April 11, 2014 Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 4:10 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- St. Louis County District Court judge Shaun Floerke has decided not to dismiss the indictment against the Cook County Attorney accused of criminal sexual misconduct.

Judge Floerke ruled Friday that there was enough evidence for a grand jury to indict Tim Scannell on two counts of fourth degree sexual misconduct for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

Scannell's attorney also argued that Scannell's position of authority over the girl shouldn't have been allowed into evidence saying the grand jury was confused by it...but Floerke ruled that there was enough evidence presented to the grand jury showing Scannell held a parental role in the victim's life.

Scannell has been on medical leave from his job as Cook County Attorney since October of 2013.

A pretrial date will now be set for his case.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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