October 12, 2005

The investigator's report

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Last update: October 12, 2005 at 10:41 PM

Excerpts from the report prepared for the Vilas County district attorney in 1994 after a teenage boy said Ryan Erickson, then a seminary student, asked to perform a sex act on the boy.

•March 10, 1994: "Erickson massaged down [the boy's] unclothed back, skipping his buttocks and then progressing to his legs. After a time, Erickson directed the boy turn over on his back and he started rubbing [the boy's] unclothed front side. When Erickson arrived at [the boy's] genitals he began to fondle them. ... Erickson then asked [the boy] if he would like [Erickson to perform a sex act on him. The boy] stated that he told him 'no' and then got on the floor for the rest of the night."

•May 10, 1994: "I feel this incident should be classified as 'uncorroborated.' I do not feel that the burden of proof 'beyond a reasonable doubt' can be met."

Posted by kshaw at October 12, 2005 10:02 PM