Burnsville, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Minnesota state trooper was arraigned Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl for more than a year.

Conditional bail for 36-year-old Shawn Barta was set at $150,000. He was arraigned on one count each of 1st and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, the abuse - which included penetration - began in April 2018.

The girl told investigators the most recent incident happened last week. The girl told her grandmother about what happened and authorities were notified. Barta was arrested Monday.

The complaint says all the alleged abuse took place at Barta’s home in Burnsville. The girl told investigators Barta also showed her pornographic videos “so that she would know what to do.”

Barta has been placed on administrative leave.


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