Franik Won't Be Charged at State Level

By KBJR News 1

August 6, 2010 Updated Aug 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM CDT

DULUTH, MINN. --- St. Louis County Attorney Melanie Ford says there are no immediate plans to charge Todd Franik at the state level.

Franik was charged with kidnapping in Federal Court in Duluth on Wednesday, a crime to which police say he has confessed.

The criminal complaint alleges Franik grabbed a 13-year-old girl, took her to the woods and sexually assaulted her.

No federal sexual assault charges have been filed as yet, and the St. Louis County Attorney's office has said it will defer to the ongoing federal investigation at this time.

Posted by Zach Schneider