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Jury Selection Begins in Prosecutor's Trial

Created: 07/21/2014 9:41 PM KAALtv.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jury selection has begun in the trial of a northern Minnesota prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct involving a teenage girl.
    
The trial for Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell began Monday in St. Louis County Court. Scannell is charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
    
Both sides questioned about 40 potential jurors Monday.
    
The relationship between Scannell and the girl came to light when her family sought a restraining order in late 2012. In their petition, the girl's parents said Scannell is a longtime family friend.
    
The Cook County Attorney's office told WDIO-TV (http://bit.ly/1nvtzav) Scannell is still on medical leave. Scannell and some of his family members were in the courtroom.
    
The trial is scheduled to continue throughout the week.
    
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Information from: WDIO-TV, http://www.wdio.com

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