Former GOP Chair Criminal Sex Sentence 16 Mar 12

The former head of the Carver County Republican Party has been sentenced to 6 months in jail and 15 years of probation after pleading guilty to 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct. 36-year-old Paul Scott Zunker of Waconia admitted to having sexual contact with a girl under the age of sixteen on multiple occasions. He resigned from his post with the Republican Party after the allegations surfaced last August. He has also been ordered to register as a predatory offender and have no unsupervised contact with underage girls, amongst other conditions. Steve Nielsen of Waconia was named the Carver County Republican Party Chair following Zunker’s resignation