Friday, May 27, 2011

Minnesota Lutheran Pastor arrested for sexually assaulting teen girl

JUNEAU — An out-of-state pastor is back in Minnesota today after creating a stir in the town of Clyman.

The Rev. David Edwin Radtke, 52, was arrested Monday night at Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman on charges he had molested a foreign exchange student who was residing at his home in Gibbon, Minn.

Radtke, who is associated with the Missouri Synod, was in Clyman seeking a position with the Dodge County church when officers arrived and arrested him on two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual assault.

According to the charge, Radtke inappropriately touched a 16-year-old student from Spain that has been residing at his home in Gibbon, Minn., since August 2010. On May 17, she allegedly awoke to Radtke assaulting her.

Radtke had told his family about the incident and asked the victim for forgiveness. Radtke came to Wisconsin over the weekend. Minnesota law enforcement asked Dodge County authorities to arrest Radtke. He was apprehended at the church and taken to the Dodge County Detention Facility in Juneau.

Radtke has since returned to Minnesota following an extradition hearing in Dodge County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Radtke appeared in court before Judge Steven Bauer. His attorney requested cash bail be set so that Radtke can return to Minnesota on his own and turn himself in.

Bauer set bail at $7,000 cash and allowed Radtke 24 hours to return to Minnesota and turn himself in to authorities there. Had he not turned himself in, he would have forfeited the cash bail and faced additional bail jumping charges.

According to the Dodge County district attorney’s office, Radtke has turned himself in.


Anonymous said...

Name of student placement agency is EF Foundation. We must work together to stop child abuse. Visit website of Committee for Safety of Foreign Exchange Students to learn more.

Anonymous said...

What a joke of a blog site! I suppose becuase I said that you wont post it because your site is "moderated" by the hate filled author of the site. Of course it must be moderated it order for the truth to be keep hidden. I love it how you take all the bad things that you can find about Christians and use them as examples of why Christianity is 'the wrong path'. Why dont you post any of one of the tens of thousands of articles about homocidal maniacs blowing people up for their lame faith. Oh thats right you called them "honor killings" what a self righteous name to give to the act of of a cooward. Why dont we be real and look at the heart of the matter, the real difference between the ONE TRUE faith in Christ and Islam. I would bet that you have never even read the Koran all the way through but were simply told what to believe. I have and the difference between that and the Word of God in the Bible is easily seen. I like the lies about Christain Missionaries only preaching and not helping. WHere were the muslim relief agencies when the tsunami hit Japan??? Thats right there is no such thing as a muslim relief agency. Its a fact that Muslims dont do charity except for fellow muslims, why would they. In fact a Pillar of Islam is to seperate oneself from the unbeliever, the infidel. I wonder are you a good muslim, have you done a pilgrimage? If not Allah is not pleased with you. When will you be doing your honor killing in the name of Allah. Anyway keep printing thjose unconvincing lies they wont keep the truth from shinning.

Ali said...

Its amazing how stupid one can get.
What hate do I spread? I post articles (from news agencies, I don't make them up).

Unlike most Christians who never read their Bible, reading the Quran is obligatory upon EVERY MUSLIM.

I suggest you stop listening to your hateful Pastor and do a few fricken google searches. Muslims give A LOT of aide becase its one of the 5 pillars. LOL do you even know what the five pillars are??

Why would I be doing honor killings? mathew 15:4 and Mark 7:10 don't exist in my religion.

LOL what lies? I post articles. And here's some advice, read my sidebar, you might learn a thing or two.