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Southern MN police officer who reportedly shot himself now charged with sex crimes

He's accused of sexual contact with someone under 13.

Posted: Jun 20, 2018 5:10 PM
Updated: Jun 21, 2018 7:25 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Kasson police officer who apparently tried to kill himself is now facing multiple felony charges.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says Julio Baez was found near Kasson on June 2 with self-inflicted gunshot wounds. According to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, Baez was arrested on Tuesday and is accused of sexual contact as an authority with a person under 13, false imprisonment, domestic assault, 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct, 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct, and 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.

Julio Baez

No other information is available at this time. A press conference on Officer Baez is scheduled for Thursday morning.

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