Mpls cop Bradley Schnickel, 32, allegedly got 14-year-old girl drunk before sex [UPDATE]

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Schnickel allegedly solicited pre-teen girls for sex on Facebook.
Minneapolis Police Officer Bradley Schnickel has been charged with sex felonies in connection with social media and sexual relationships he allegedly had with young girls.

SEE ALSO: Mpls cop Bradley Schnickel arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct involving pre-teen girl [UPDATE]

According to Fox 9's Tom Lyden, in one instance, Schnickel allegedly got a 14-year-old girl drunk before having sex with her. The 32-year-old Schnickel lied about his age and told the girl he was 22.

More from WCCO:
Schnickel faces six felony counts, including two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct, as well as three further counts of engaging in electronic communication relating to or describing sexual conduct with a child...

Authorities said when Schnickel figured out that police were investigating him last month, he went back to the victims and told them to deny everything.

Authorities say Schnickel had sex with some of the girls, but not all of them, but said it's possible there may be more victims.
According to the Star Tribune, Schnickel was placed on paid administrative leave January 24 -- two weeks before he was arrested. He was most recently assigned to work in North Minneapolis.

Schnickel "tried to intimidate girls he had sex with," Lyden reports. His bail has been set at $500,000 without conditions, or $250,000 on the condition that he has no contact with girls, including his young daughters.

KARE reports that Schnickel's wife was in attendance at the courtroom during his appearance today.

:::: UPDATE ::::

It isn't clear whether Schnickel was fired or resigned, but one way or the other, he's no longer a Minneapolis cop.

Late this morning, MPD spokesman Stephen McCarty tweeted this:
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CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

This stuff always makes me shake my head.. 90% of you had sex when you were 13,14,15,16  Well except Aaron, he hadn't come out yet. 

You push for sex ed, contraception, abortions if if feels good do it mentality. 

I find the guy a bit creepy, but what's the difference 18yr old doing porn or 16yo? Can you tell the difference?

Would it have been better if he was helping a young boy through his first gay experience? (It was fine when a MN congressman played with a 16yr old boy) 

I'm not defending this guy, but most of you need to take a step back and look at what you find acceptable and for what reasons.

Evan Ralph
Evan Ralph

Is there anything hated in prison more than an ex-cop/child molester?

dmarkcorrell
dmarkcorrell

This dude needs to be drug out of his house, get his ass beat and if he's still breathing, I'd piss all over him.

Dana Froehlig
Dana Froehlig

what a d bag he should be locked up with everyone hes ever arrested... big dicks await him in prison

Lisa Andrews
Lisa Andrews

Hes no longer employed by the City, therefore no longer receiving pay

Allison Cunningham
Allison Cunningham

What Brent said. Getting a 14 year old drunk and raping her is not "having sex", it's child rape.

Jen Tulicki
Jen Tulicki

I'm surprised no one else has asked yet... Where and who are this girls parents. Yes, the guy is lower than pond scum but this is also in more ways than one a case of #badparenting.

Kara J Shouse
Kara J Shouse

and why do these people get "Paid" leave when they are under investigation for a crime? Doesn't seem quite right does it?

Michael Evolve WagonWheel
Michael Evolve WagonWheel

Believe this, he's not the only one doing this. Can't wait to hear about what happens to this guy in prison.

Pinko Thinker
Pinko Thinker

but he's a cop! and, as we all know, cops are a right bunch of real sweet gentlemen. always.

Lisa Andrews
Lisa Andrews

Gross. Hope his wife took the kids and left him

جون فونك
جون فونك

I would argue that any time an adult has sex with (or rapes, as other posters have correctly pointed out) a child, it's equally creepy. An older perpetrator may cause a more negative visceral reaction, but it's still equally wrong for exactly the same reasons, and causes the same amount of damage to the victim's life. 22, 32, potayto, potahto.

Bryan Wade
Bryan Wade

they'll get at him when he goes to the joint.That's where the real justice takes place on these guys, Believe that ...

Jen Woods Antila
Jen Woods Antila

as staceyburns pointed out in her comment on City Pages (and Jason above), this is rape (not sex).

mrdave
mrdave

Was Schnickel on or off duty when engaging in these activities?

staceyburns
staceyburns

A 32 year old does not "have sex" with a drunk 14 year old. That's called rape. 

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

This loser is an insult to police officers who are actually law abiding and willing to put their lives on the line for the public. Hope he enjoys prison life and being someone's girlfriend.

Lindsey Rivera
Lindsey Rivera

And this is what our tax money goes to...awesome

Ace Of-Bass
Ace Of-Bass

Ya know, it's guys like this that give cops and men a bad name. No one wants to really hate the men in blue, but when sh*t like this happens on the daily, it's kinda hard not to.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

If you think about it 32 is wayyyy creepier than 22. At least at 22 the girl was -8 years old as opposed to negative 18.

Tom Fru
Tom Fru

This guy makes me glad that i don't have any daughters.

جون فونك
جون فونك

Right, because a 22-year-old getting a 14-year-old drunk and having sex with her is totally okay. (Also, the "sex felonies" typo is hilarious.)

Jason Bistodeau
Jason Bistodeau

Because 22 is so much less creepy than 32 when you're raping a 14-year-old. Hope he gets the book thrown at him. Creepy douchebag.

Onan
Onan

@CinBlueland "I find the guy a bit creepy, but what's the difference 18yr old doing porn or 16yo? " One is a legal adult, the other is a minor. Either way it's still called "rape" if they can't consent due to intoxication.

"I'm not defending this guy..." Yeah, sure.

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