Updated: 07/25/2014 4:28 PM
Created: 07/25/2014 2:32 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart
A northern Minnesota prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl has been found guilty.
KSTP sister station WDIO-TV reports the jury convicted Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell of two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Scannell was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
Prosecuting attorney Tom Heffelfinger argued Scannell abused a position of authority when he kissed and allegedly touched the girl during drives they took in 2012.
Defense attorney Joe Tamburino says Scannell was never directly given - or charged with - any parental responsibilities over the girl, making the acts distasteful and immoral but not illegal.
The girl's family sought a restraining order against Scannell in 2012. The parents say Scannell was a longtime family friend.
Scannell became a known name after he was shot several times at a courthouse in December 2011 by a man he successfully prosecuted.
Sentencing is set for Sept. 26.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.