Minnesota

A 23-year-old high school health teacher from Wisconsin has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy over a period of several months.

Talia Jo Warner from Lake Elmo, Minnesota, faces a multitude of charges some nine months after officials at Somerset High School, near Minneapolis, were first made aware of the allegations.

A Somerset High School health teacher who drove a 15-year-old student from a sporting event to her Minnesota home allegedly to rape him faces seven felonies relating to sexual misconduct that spanned the final three months of 2018, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.

Warner’s charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement, causing a child older than 13 to view sexual activity, two counts of exposing genitals, pubic area or intimate parts to a child and exposing a child to harmful material, according to court records.

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ROGERS, Minnesota — A north metro woman is charged with manslaughter after authorities say she delivered a newborn while extremely intoxicated and the baby died.

A criminal complaint details the allegations against 29-year-old Rianna Marie Cameron of Rogers, who also has two other children under the age of 3.

The case dates back to Dec. 30 of 2018 when squads were dispatched on reports of an infant not breathing. When they arrived at the townhouse on Superior Drive around 8:40 p.m., officers found two unattended children on the first floor, and Cameron and her boyfriend in a bedroom upstairs. Cameron was lying in bed with a newborn girl at her feet, the umbilical cord still attached. The child was blue or purple in color, her eyes were closed and she did not appear to be breathing.

First responders immediately began CPR on the tiny child, and she was transported to a local hospital but did not survive. An autopsy showed she died of complications of acute ethanol intoxication and unsupported delivery. The child’s blood alcohol content was .234.

When officers asked how Cameron was doing, she reportedly told them she’d been “on a bender.” Police say she told them she had consumed about a liter of whiskey while 34 weeks pregnant with the child. They recovered an empty 1.75 liter bottle of Evan Williams whiskey in the kitchen.

Cameron was also taken to the hospital, where her BAC registered .21, nearly three times the legal limit for driving.

Prosecutors say Cameron knew the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant with her child as she has a lengthy chemical dependency and child protection history. Records show Cameron has been civilly committed for alcohol addiction three times since 2012, and has been in and out of treatment for years. In 2015, she was referred to child protection after a report of prenatal alcohol exposure involving another of her children. Victim C was received by Child Protection.

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A Minnesota woman who was found to have 64 dead cats, 43 live cats, a 400-pound pig and other animals on her property has been sentenced.

Caycee Bregel, 25, who ran an animal rescue nonprofit out of home south of the Twin Cities, pleaded guilty on Friday to 13 counts of animal cruelty.

Bregel was ordered to serve 200 hours of community service, two years of probation and 90 days of electronic home monitoring.