Man accused of child sex abuse


February 25, 2022

A 74-year-old Cloquet man is facing charges of sexually assaulting a child who was not a stranger to him.

Edward Christian of Cloquet was charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree for allegedly performing sexually penetrative acts with a female child under the age of 10 years old.

According to the criminal complaint, the child’s mother observed Christian allegedly showing the girl pornography when the two of them were on a FaceTime call. The mother and father had their daughter discontinue the call, then asked if Christian had ever shown her pictures like that befo...

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