Minnesota man charged with 15 sex abuse counts

Published 9:44 am Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASECA — A New Richland man has been charged with 15 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct after authorities say he abused a child for more than a decade.

Forty-three-year-old Joseph Ranniger is charged with seven counts of the charge in the first degree and eight counts in the second degree.

The victim tells police the abuse started around 2000 when the victim was about 4 years old and lasted until 2011.

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Police say he admitted to the abuse in interviews and a recorded phone call.

It wasn’t immediately available if he has an attorney.