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Rosario: She's Minnesota's new top U.S. prosecutor, and crimes against children still hold her attention


October 15, 2018

She was just 10 years old and already a life-scarred sexual-assault victim, along with two other siblings, at the hands of her father. But to secure physical evidence against her predator, the young girl, then a resident of the Red Lake Indian reservation in northern Minnesota, needed to undergo a second, more specialized, genital examination. At that time, the closest such facility was the Midwest Children’s Resource Center in downtown St. Paul.

That meant — for this young girl and scores of others who reported their victimization in some manner throughout the years — a nearly five-hour drive in the company of a federal agent, followed by an intrusive examination and a pretrial case interview.


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