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Minnesota Legislature considers bill to close mandatory reporting loophole

 

February 12, 2021

Glen Stubbe - Star Tribune

Zander Danielson Sellie's family church housed their alleged abuser's youth arts program.

One of five accusers in an ongoing criminal sexual conduct case against a former Anoka-Hennepin middle school teacher and arts instructor says a loophole in Minnesota's mandated reporting law allowed their abuse to go unreported for years.

Zander Danielson Sellie, 25, recently testified in support of a bill before the state Legislature that would expand the definition of "mandatory reporters" to include adults beyond education and child care.

Sellie, who uses the pronouns they/them, was a teenage participant in the Young Artists Initiative (YAI) more than a decade ago when founder Jefferson Fietek allegedly raped them. Though Sellie shared what happened in a Facebook post and then attended a follow-up meeting with their parents and other adults, none of those people reported the allegation to law enforcement.

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-legislature-considers-bill-to-close-mandatory-reporting-loophole/600022060/

 

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