Cambridge man charged with criminal sexual conduct

A 58-year-old Cambridge man is facing two counts of felony criminal sexual conduct as a result of sexual contact that began with a minor in 2007.

Steven Louis Lang Jr. appeared before Judge Robert Rancourt May 15 in Isanti County District Court, where he was charged with two counts of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Lang meets the definition of ‘significant relationship’ to the victim who was under the age of 16.

According to the charges, the sexual contact occurred from approximately Jan. 1, 2007, through May 13, 2013.

Rancourt set bail for Lang at $75,000 without conditions or $50,000 with conditions, and his next court appearance is set for May 29.

According to the criminal complaint

On May 13, detective Vern Johnson with the Cambridge Police Department met with the minor victim who informed him she had been sexually abused by Lang for many years.

The victim said Lang began his behavior by kissing her on the lips, with the kisses eventually getting longer. Lang would also feel the victim in inappropriate places and also make the victim touch him in inappropriate places.

The victim said Lang would offer her money or video games in exchange for the sexual encounters.

When Johnson met with Lang, he admitted to touching the victim but indicated he did not touch her under her clothes. He did admit what took place may have been inappropriate. Lang said he was trying to “take the place of what was missing in my life.”