A registered sex offender could face a life sentence for allegedly molesting two boys in Minneapolis.
A Hennepin County grand jury Thursday indicted Kristopher Michael Lewis Page, 45, on four counts of criminal sexual conduct. County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that this allows for a possible life sentence if he is convicted.
Page was indicted on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Page already had been charged by complaint in June, and bail was set at $500,000. With the indictment, Freeman will be asking for $1 million bail.
"The ability to go to a grand jury and seek a life sentence for repeat sexual offenders is a tool the state Legislature gave prosecutors about 10 years ago," he said.
According to the earlier criminal complaint, police were called to a Minneapolis home in June when two brothers, ages 9 and 10, told their parents that a neighbor had sexually abused them.
The boys had frequently spent the night at Page's house, beginning in June 2014. However, this June, the younger boy was riding in the car with Page when he was involved in an accident. Minneapolis police gave the boy a ride home and informed the parents that Page was a Level 2 registered sex offender.
The parents questioned their sons, who revealed the abuse. They later told authorities that Page had repeatedly abused them and threatened the older boy with a baseball bat if he ever told anyone, the complaint said.