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Cloquet man sentenced for sexually assaulting a minor

A Cloquet man has been sentenced to 48 months in prison on one felony count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for assaulting a 14-year-old. Max Dylan Loosen-Scholer, 20, appeared for sentencing in Carlton County Court on Tuesday, Nov. 5, af...

Max Dylan Loosen-Scholer

A Cloquet man has been sentenced to 48 months in prison on one felony count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for assaulting a 14-year-old.

Max Dylan Loosen-Scholer, 20, appeared for sentencing in Carlton County Court on Tuesday, Nov. 5, after pleading guilty to the offense in June. Judge Robert Macaulay stayed Loosen-Scholer's sentence for three years, during which time he must undergo supervised probation; serve one year of local confinement at the Northeast Regional Correction Center (NERCC), with credit for 158 days already served; complete treatment and attend the sex offender treatment program at NERCC; register as a predatory offender; refrain from alcohol or controlled substance use; undergo random testing; and have no further contact with the victim or any persons under the age of 18.

As part of Loosen-Scholer's plea agreement, charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a mentally impaired or helpless victim, use of drugs to injure or facilitate a crime, and contributing to the delinquency of a child were dismissed.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, at approximately 4:29 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2012, Cloquet Police were dispatched to the emergency room of Community Memorial Hospital to follow up on a report of a juvenile who had allegedly been sexually assaulted. The victim was in the emergency room at the time, and the friend who was with the victim expressed concern that the victim had contracted a sexually transmitted disease from a series of sexual encounters that had reportedly occurred between Nov. 1 and Nov. 5. The friend indicated that the two of them were partying the night of Oct. 31, 2012, at a home on Ninth Street in Cloquet. At the time, they were speaking with a man identified as Loosen-Scholer, who allegedly provided the victim with several pills, which he later claimed were methamphetamine.

The next night the juvenile victim and her friend met up with Loosen-Scholer at his house near Wal-Mart and Washington Avenue in Cloquet, at which time Loosen-Scholer allegedly gave the victim more pills that reportedly made her "lethargic and tired, possibly causing her to fall asleep." Loosen-Scholer eventually had sexual intercourse with the victim both that night and a number of times on subsequent days, according to the complaint.

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After that, Loosen-Scholer allegedly sent the victim messages on Facebook, accusing her of giving him herpes, which is why the victim went to the hospital, saying that Loosen-Scholer had unprotected sex with her on up to four times.

When questioned by Cloquet police, Loosen-Scholer admitted that he was aware the victim was 14 years old at the time of the incidents and also admitted to having sexual intercourse with her on Nov. 1, 2012.

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