July 11, 2018 04:30 PM
A 32-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct and is alleged to have performed sex acts with three victims under the age of 13.
According to charging documents, Patrick Lamar Newsom, Jr., had three victims, and one victim reported the abuse started in 2015 when the boy was 12.
According to the criminal complaint, Newsom played a pornographic video in front of the boy and began touching the victim inappropriately and removing his clothing. He then performed sex acts, and this behavior continued with this victim for the next two years, court documents report.
The victim also told police on more than one occasion Newsom allegedly digitally recorded the sex acts.
The other two victims also said Newsom took pictures of them as well and would grope and inappropriately touch them, the criminal complaint details.
One episode reportedly happened with one victim in an airplane bathroom, court documents report.
Two victims told police Newsom threatened to shoot them if they told anyone, reporting he placed a firearm in front of them for emphasis, according to the criminal complaint.
Court documents state police found Newsom had a weapon matching the description in his possession.
The first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years and up to $40,000. The two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges carry a maximum sentence of 25 years and up to $35,000 fine.
Updated: July 11, 2018 04:30 PM
Created: July 11, 2018 04:20 PM
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