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Crime Roundup: Dad Accused of Filming Abuse of 5-Year-Old Daughter

In other crime news from across the South Metro region, an Apple Valley man is charged with strangling a woman, and a Burnsville man is convicted of trafficking underage girls.

The following articles first appeared on Patch sites throughout the South Metro region during the past week. To read the full articles, click on the headline links.

Dakota County

Dad Allegedly Abused 5-Year-Old Daughter, Filmed the Abuse for Pornography

Dakota County Attorney: Mom knew of abuse and failed to stop it.

Apple Valley-Rosemount

Apple Valley Man Charged with Strangling, Threatening Woman

Police say Dwayne Washington choked the victim, threatened to kill her and kept a gun in the closet which had its serial number illegally scratched off.

Apple Valley Police Arrest Habitual Check Forger, Drug User

Police say Rachael Marie Morey used a forged check to buy gift cards at an Apple Valley store, and that she had methamphetamine and stolen credit cards and Social Security cards in her purse when she was arrested.

Burnsville

Man Charged with Firing Gun Through Burnsville Hotel Room Doors

Police say Marvin Robert Uecker Jr. fired a revolver through the door of a Burnsville hotel room, and the bullet pierced the door across the hall, frightening a man and a woman and causing them to flee the hotel.

Burnsville Man Convicted of Using Minors in Sex Trafficking Ring

On Wednesday, a federal jury found Arthur J. Chappell, 40, guilty of trafficking underage girls through Craigslist and Backpage, as well as possession and production of child pornography.

Eagan

Fire Chief: Investigators Believe Arson May Be Cause of Eagan Car Fire

A nearby video camera caught at least two suspects lighting a car on fire. Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott believes the act wasn't "random."

Argument Over Rap Lyrics Led to BB Gun Assault, Police Say

Three Minneapolis residents face charges for allegedly attacking a victim in an Eagan park, shooting him repeatedly with a BB gun, tasering him and spraying pepper spray in his face.

Lakeville

Lakeville Police Arrest 'Love Burglar' on New Charges

Police say Daniel James Trucker, already facing trial for breaking into a Lakeville woman's house out of love, was caught drinking and driving and fled police when they tried to arrest him.

Man Charged with Stealing Jewelry from Hospitalized Lakeville Woman

Police say Joseph John Litchy of Richfield stole jewelry from the woman while she was in the hospital's intensive care unit, then pawned it.

Mendota Heights

Mendota Heights Man Sentenced to 33 Months for Robbing IGH Business

Based on Minnesota sentencing guidelines, Anthony Lawrence Rubio, 28, will likely serve 22 months behind bars.

Northfield

Police Arrest Man Found Unconscious After Allegedly Injecting Heroin

A Northfield man found John Stephen Bense unconscious in his kitchen after Bense—who was undergoing addiction treatment—apparently injected heroin.

South St. Paul

SSP Man Given Probation After Judge Dismisses Four of Six Felony Counts

Toby Terrell Rogers was charged with six felonies after police say he police say he beat up his pregnant girlfriend, choked her son and punched her mother in a drunken rage.

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