Skate park's former owner sentenced after 'touching' conviction

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Wayne Lee Cummings, who used to own the Showcase Skate Park in Rogers, has learned he's going to spend almost 10 years behind bars after being found guilty of criminal sexual conduct with teenagers -- at the skate park.

Among the charges in the criminal complaint: Cummings made teenagers sit in his lap, hugged them, touched their thighs, talked in detail about sex and showed boys pornography on the skate park's computer.
"M.S., who was an initial reporter, told officers that she saw the defendant grab a juvenile male's groin," the complaint said, inapt. Another witness said he was shown a video of "a horse having sex with a man.

More from the Strib:

(Cummings) was found guilty on three felony counts of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct and communication of sexually explicit materials to children, one count of solicitation of a minor, and one count of fourth-degree criminal conduct for incidents that took place between Dec. 1, 2007, and Oct. 6, 2008.

At least eight boys, and perhaps many more, were touched by the 31-year-old Golden Valley man at the park, police said.


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