A Minneapolis police school resource officer has been charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two girls.
John Eric Skoglund, 52, was charged Wednesday in Washington County District Court. The criminal complaint alleges that Skoglund molested the girls from a young age by undressing them and touching their private areas.
The most recent incident cited in the charges allegedly occurred in 2006.
No students at the Minneapolis school where Skoglund worked were involved.
One of the alleged victims explained in the complaint that she "waited so long to report the incidents" because she thought no one would believe her allegations against a police officer. That woman said that Skoglund began touching her when she was 5 and that the abuse continued until she was 18.
The other woman said in the complaint that Skoglund undressed her and sexually touched her when she was about 12.
Skoglund, who told police he now lives in Woodbury, is charged with three felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child under 16 and a fourth count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child younger than 16.
The alleged incidents took place between 1994 and 2006, the complaint said.
Skoglund was interviewed by an investigator from the Oak Park Heights Police Department.