Richard Querna banned from high school games after admitting he masturbates to homemade video of girls playing basketball

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Mankato police
Richard Querna was banned from Mankato high school games
A man was banned from Mankato high school games after admitting to police that he masturbates to homemade videos of girls playing basketball.

Parents confronted Richard Querna at the Mankato West girl's basketball game last Friday after a parent noticed that he was only filming one girl, whom he constantly zoomed in on.

The parent alerted the basketball player's father, and the two men confronted Querna, who "got real nervous and tried to leave," according to the police report. Querna wound up in a meeting with school athletic director Ken Essay and gave him permission to review the footage on the camcorder. Essay found a video of Querna sitting in an office chair masturbating while yelling out girls' names.

In the video, Querna could be seen "grabbing" his nipple with one hand, while "stroking" his penis with the other. Querna narrated the act in the scene, saying he had "four separate camcorders recording his activity," according to the police report.

He was also yelling out "individual girl(s) names" and "appeared to be watching a video of something, possibly basketball as it sounded like cheering in the background."

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University of Minnesota
Ken Essay confronted Richard Querna after parents complained that he was zooming in on a high school girl
Mankato policeman Dale Stoltman asked Querna what was going on. Querna answered that he"really didn't know."

While talking to police, Querna said he "does a lot of recording" and "especially likes attending and recording girl's basketball games." He "corrected himself" to say he likes recording "all sporting events."

Querna, who lives in New Richland "about 45 minutes" from Mankato, admitted to police that he did not know anyone at the game. He claimed that he'd been running an errand and decided to catch part of the game. Later, he confessed that he'd gone to another girl's basketball game in Lake Crystal that night.

Officer Stoltman told Querna that the parents were concerned because he was only recording one specific girl. When she wasn't playing "he would set his camcorder down."

The man said he "likes to film the ones with talent."

When the cop asked if Querna likes to film the ones that are good looking, the man "acknowledged that might be true."

Officer Stoltman asked Querna if he masturbates to videos of girls playing basketball. He denied it at first then admitted it, according to the police report.

Querna told police he didn't see it as a problem.

Officer Stoltman told Querna that he and Essay had "major concerns" because Querna was taping girls as young as 14.

Querna said he "really didn't see it as a problem" but understood where the cop was coming from and "would never do it again."

Querna admitted to police that he travels in a van to "save on hotels" and told cops he has a bed in the back of his truck.

Officer Stoltman and Essay told Querna that he needed help. Essay decided to keep the man's camcorder. Officer Stoltman called a detective commander and said it didn't appear a crime was committed. Querna has not been charged with any crimes.

But Stoltman and Essay told the man that he was being trespassed from all Mankato schools and suggested to him that he should "stay away from ALL schools permanently or at a minimum until he can get some help."

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22 comments
Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

What the hell kind of worthless mug shot is that?

Tufton
Tufton

I can't judge him until I've seen the vid.

thinkwhatyouthink
thinkwhatyouthink

Meanwhile your 14 year old girls are taking it in the butt and giving bjs to every boy in their class and still considering themselves 'virgins'?!?

B-Ball Dad
B-Ball Dad

Sounds legit to me... calm down everyone. He's making quality programming compared to the likes of what you see on Idol.

Dave2
Dave2

Parent:    You speak of Richard Querna as though he was convicted of a crime. He was not; taping people engaged in a public activity is not illegal. Privately masturbating and taping yourself in the act is certainly curious, but not illegal.  …Not to say that Quernas’ behavior wasn’t strange, but we do not punish crimes not yet committed.You ask if we should just sit and wait until he takes some physical action against a naïve teenager: Yes, unfortunately that is exactly what we have to do, we have no choice. We are a nation where civil rights are vigorously defended, and not in a perfect world where there are no threats of violence and danger. …And, there is no proof that this man would ever be vicious. If we locked up every suspicious person and activity there would be more people inside the prisons than outside. Now, Querna, has already been partly punished. Confiscating his camcorder was not the worst. He has also seen his name and picture ridiculed in the media, his odd behavior exposed. For a long time he will have to live with explaining himself to his friends and family. You say he deserves it, in your eyes perhaps. But so far Querna, and no one else, is the one who has a justifiable complaint.

Disgusted!
Disgusted!

I'm guessing the idiots that think this man's behavior was OK are not parents of the individual girls that were being videotaped without permission and then being wanked off to while he screams their names!!!  You're just as sick as he is!! 

John
John

It could be worse. When's volleyball season?

BD
BD

This guy is sick and needs help- I mean serious psychological help (commitment)....BEFORE he decides to act any FURTHER on these urges. Convicting him and putting him away for a few years (as you know that's all that he would get-- at most) won't help him cope with these unnatural feelings thus putting him back out on the street and back to square one. Commitment would at least bring to the table whether or not he would be safe to be released at all instead of "do your time and leave" (jail).Just a thought.

Dave2
Dave2

This is stretching a bit. So the guy gets his jollies from watching girl basketball players; he  hasn't raped them yet, he hasn't touched them yet, he hasn't threatened them, they wouldn't even have know he was taping them if "parent" hadn't squealed on him. Then he was watching the tape in his own home; - boy you porno viewers better be careful - I mean sneaking a viewing in his own home, how lewd is that? Maybe he should be reported to the T- Party; they could get Officer Stoltman to narate the crime. ...Wonder if they gave hime his camcorder back?

Parent
Parent

I was the one that discovered him taping this girl and based on his looks and actions, I knew something was not right.  I thought that what he did was probable cause to search his home for child pornography, but I guess not.  It should be.

Vandall
Vandall

yeah let's get out the pitchforks and torches and mob-rape this pervert! let's tear the flesh from his genitals so these sick types won't ever survive along with all the normal people!!  AAARRRRGG

Sick!!
Sick!!

This guy profiles minors and he walks away?  What is the world coming to?  Richard Querna's phone number is 507-463-1013.  Give him a call and let him know how you feel about his behavior.  Justice needs to be served here!

Bacon Face
Bacon Face

The photo of that guy makes it extra creepy.

Chakkaxahn27
Chakkaxahn27

 how many of thee girl's co-students yank off to thoughts of them at home, and just aren't stupid enough to videotape themselves doing it. Many people of all ages, are attracted to pretty girls doing silly things. That's life. We could just drape our girls in full length sheets like they do in some ports of the world, or make them feel shame for being attractive. What if it was senior basketball with 18-19 year old students. OK then? Seriously...

S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

Why don't you disclose your first and last name, Dave2?  And the name of the high schools YOU'VE been stalking while you're at it.

Support
Support

Dave2 is about as sick as Mr. Querna thinking it is okay for adults to prey on children.  Parent did not say lock him up or he comitted a crime - just the opposite.  He wanted the police to find out if he did commit a crime to protect a child.  It is people like Dave2 that allow our children to become victims instead of preventing them from occuring.

Thankfully we live in a country which allows Queran to do some of the things he wants.  The issue here is that he did not do it in privacy and took it out into the public.  We as a country allow people like him to obtain pornography legally and do what they want in the privacy of their own home - although myself and others may not agree, it's what makes our country great.  However, that does not give him the right to videotape CHILDREN WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION OR PARENT'S PERMISSION.  And then to turn it into a sick behavior. There are ways for him to get pictures and videos of adult girls who have consented him to do so.  He is the one who brought this out into the public and caused his own ridicule. 

Matt
Matt

 I think he should just keep doing time...and not leave....

Matt
Matt

 Getting your jollies off on girls bb is one thing...getting them off on 14 year old girls bb is NOT stretching it a bit.  No he hasn't threatened any of them, but he has video of himself (from 1 of 4 angles mind you) jerking his junk and calling out names?!  Potentially names of 14 year old girls.  You're right in saying porno watchers beware, but you should specify porno watchers that like to masterbate to girls potentially not even old enough to have a learner's permit...unless of course you don't find anything wrong with that either.  If the cops have brains, they will find probable cause to keep the tape, and check rosters of past games to match these names.

Matthew Moritz
Matthew Moritz

 At LEAST reasonable suspicion...meaning the average person would think that this is something that would be cause for more investigation...evidently we're all brainless lemmings!

Dave2
Dave2

Yeah, you're right, the guy is a suspicious type all right. And, it could get worse. He might start taping girl hockey players or something. Those hockey duds are even sexier than the BB uniforms. Yeah, he ought to be locked up all right, along with any male who eyeballs any girl under eighteen; no telling what these criminal types might be up to. And  then masturbating in the privacy of  his own homes too; tch, tch.      ....'Course, the unfortunate part is, I guess we don't punish criminals before they actually commit a crime.   .... Or do we? 

Parent
Parent

So Dave2 thinks it's okay for 58 yr. old stranger to video tape young girls without their permission.  Whether it is the law or not, it is a sign of an individual that typically will push his addiction further and further until someone does get hurt or worse.  I suppose you think we should just sit and wait until he takes physical action against a naive teenager.  You probably don't have children of this age.  If you did, you would know that the action such as I took is sometimes necessary to protect our kids from people like Richard Querna.  I do not promote vigilantism, but I have learned that parents need to be involved with the protection of their children before something does happen.  Imagine if I didn’t do something and he did end up hurting someone.  I brought the police in so they could check into his actions and determine if it was more than that. He was videotaping one individual girl, which to me meant he had some type of infatuation with this girl and he did not know her.  If he was taping all the girls, I probably would not have thought anything of it.  Everyone else can make what they want of his actions, but from what I have heard from others, they are thankful someone checked into this guy.

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