Local man is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct

A Braham man is facing two counts of criminal sexual conduct stemming from incidents that took place for nearly three years.

Loren Arlan Schroeder, 42, appeared before Judge P. Hunter Anderson in 10th Judicial District Court in Cambridge on June 29 where he was charged with two counts of felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree.

The charges acknowledge the fact Schroeder has a significant relationship to the victim and the victim is under 16 years of age. The charges indicate the alleged incidents of sexual contact took place from June 27, 2009 through April 30, 2012.

Judge Anderson set bail at $50,000 without conditions or $20,000 with conditions. Schroeder’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 15.

According to the criminal complaint:

On June 25, members of law enforcement and Isanti County Family Services interviewed the victim. The victim explained  Schroeder would climb into her bed and lay on top of her. She said he would start rocking back and forth on top of her, simulating intercourse to the investigators using a teddy bear and a doll. She said she and Schroeder were both fully clothed when the incidents took place.

When Schroeder was interviewed by law enforcement, he told them he “just wants it to stop.” He said he would play a kissing game with the victim where he would pin her down and attempt to kiss her. He said while on top of her and pinning her arms down, he would them move his body back and forth.

Schroeder told investigators that he was “trying to quit” and “the evil guy in me” is the one who was wrestling with the victim and trying to kiss her. He told investigators he was telling the truth now because he doesn’t want it to happen anymore. He admitted to the sexual contact taking place for nearly three years, with the most recent incident happening approximately two months ago.