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Former Mpls. police officer accused of soliciting young girls to be sentenced

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KSTP -- An Anoka County judge is expected to sentence a former Minneapolis police officer Monday.

Thirty-three-year-old Bradley Schnickel of Andover admitted to allegations of criminal sexual conduct and attempted criminal sexual conduct. He pleaded guilty to soliciting sex online from nearly two dozen young girls in Anoka and Hennepin Counties. Prosecutors say that in a few cases he had sexual contact with the girls.

Prosecutor Paul Young says Schnickel found 13 and 14-year-old girls to be "hot." Young says Schnickel would send the young girls pictures of his genitals and ask for nude pictures in return.

Schnickel was sentenced to one year in the Hennepin County workhouse for the charges in Hennepin County last October. The sentencing this week is for the Anoka County charges.

Schnickel was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department in February when charges were filed.

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