Former Cop Criminal Sex Sentence 13 May 14

A former Glencoe police officer accused of using social media to try to lure girls into sexual encounters while he was serving on the Minneapolis Police Department has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. 33-year-old Bradley Schnickel will get credit for the 197 days he has already served in jail. Authorities say Schnickel made more than 700 Facebook contacts with middle- and high-school girls on his computer. In February, Schnickel pleaded guilty in Anoka County to three counts of criminal or attempted criminal sexual conduct and two counts of electronic solicitation of a minor between 2010 and 2013. He previously was sentenced in Hennepin County to a year in the workhouse after pleading guilty to sending nude photos of himself to two teenage girls in that county. Schnickel was fired from the Minneapolis police force in February 2013. He worked for the Glencoe Police Department for over 2 years beginning in June 2005, but none of the crimes occurred while he was in that community.