Only in Minnesota, would there be a district court to not only agree to hear a case, let alone rule in favor, that sending sexual texts to a child would be protected under free speech. Only in MN would the appeals court uphold this terrible ruling. Or so it seems MN would be the only state too afraid to crack down on something even when it slaps us across the face. A freeway bridge tragically fell killing 13 before we put major attention on our crumbling and over capacity roads and bridges. We are the number one State for radical Islam recruitment to ISIS. We spent a quarter billion dollars on a MNsure website over 3 years before the Governor would admit this "Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable." We built a $350 million dollar Northstar light rail corridor that's so expensive it'd been more affordable to purchase each of the riders a new Toyota Prius every year for 30 years (Center for the American Experiment); yet we keep building more expecting different results. Minnesota sex offender laws are so bad that Minnesota was rated the state with the weakest sex offender laws according to study in this Kare11 story. Washington County alone has ten cases in just two years that confirms this finding by protect,org.
The Muccio case stems from 2014 when a father found his 15 year old had porn on his I-pad that he saw were sent to him via private messages on Instagram. He went to the police. Law enforcement found the porn came from Krista Ann Muccio’s Instagram account via direct message. She was cafeteria staff at the child's school Inver Grove Heights public school. It was found that Muccio and the child had sexually explicit conversations and had exchanged sexually explicit pictures. Dakota County charged Muccio with one count of felony communication with a minor in violation of Minn. Stat. § 609.352, subd.2a(2), and a second count of felony possession child porn in violation of Minn. Stat. § 617.247, subd. 4(a). Muccio filed a motion at the district court to declare sexual communication with a minor unconstitutional under the reason of protected free speech.
Rampant Sex Crime on Children, in Just 2yrs, 10 Cases From County Alone, 8 Simple Laws to Update
1.) Make "Interferes with the privacy" of a minor 609.746.1(e)(2) have to register as a sex offender if convicted
Representative Tony Cornish (R), chair of the Public Safety Committee, was the original author of this bill. He was responsive to us when we asked him to author the bill. We told him of Caleb Wolfgram on our list (about a 1/4 down the page) in 2016 he sexually assaulted a 12 year old child in the Forest Lake target. He had been convicted in 2014 and again in 2015 of interfering with the privacy of a minor for spying on kids changing in the Woodbury Gap store and in a tanning facility.