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Former teacher enters guilty plea in criminal sexual conduct case

Daniel Rolyn Laskowski Photo: Hennepin County
Daniel Rolyn Laskowski

May 15, 2019 04:24 PM

A Maple Grove man, who was charged with criminal sexual conduct in January after he sexually assaulted a child and produced pornographic videos of the assaults, entered a guilty plea on Wednesday, according to court records.

Daniel Rolyn Laskowski pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, as well as two counts of use of minors in sexual performance/pornographic work, all felony-level crimes. 

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His sentencing date is set for June 21.

According to the criminal complaint, a report was made to the Maple Grove Police Department by a 16-year-old boy who said he had been assaulted by his former middle school teacher and football coach, later identified as Laskowski. 

The victim told police he had a close relationship with Laskowski and considered him a father figure.

The complaint says the victim told police that Laskowski reached out to him on Snapchat and that the two spent time together at Laskowski's home.

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According to the complaint, Laskowski told the boy the two could make $250,000 if they recorded a pornographic video together. The complaint said Laskowski assaulted the boy and filmed it on his cellphone. The boy was 15 at the time of that assault.

Later, Laskowski said the video was rejected by his "contacts" and that they would need to make a second video. The complaint said Laskowski again assaulted the boy and filmed the encounter. It happened "sometime after the victim's 16th birthday."

Laskowski later told the boy the video was rejected by his "contacts" and they would not be paid, according to the complaint.

The complaint said Laskowski later reached out to the boy and suggested they make another video. The child and his mother then contacted law enforcement. 

The criminal complaint also states the boy had "a close personal relationship" with Laskowski in 2017 and remained in contact until his mother discovered he had been drinking alcohol at Laskowski's house.

According to state documents, Laskowski's license was revoked by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board in 2018.

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