Stalking is intentionally following or harassing another person. The victims may live in constant fear of their stalkers—who can include former spouses, ex-partners, or strangers. Stalking is a serious crime in Minnesota. Stalking victims are often forced to live in fear and terror, screening telephone calls and altering living arrangements.
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By Jessica Gillespie. People who engage in sexual activity with children under the age of consent can be convicted of criminal sexual conduct also called statutory rape. Sixteen is the age of consent in Minnesota. In all cases of statutory rape and related crimes, the crucial fact is whether the victim is underage.