Jury Trial Set for Alleged YMCA Peeper

Created: 05/02/2013 5:03 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

A trial for a Coon Rapids man accused of taking videos and pictures of young boys at the Andover YMCA has been scheduled for Aug. 26 of this year.

Fifty-three-year-old Dennis Minor was arrested after a search warrant was executed Saturday, March 2.

The investigation began Sunday, Feb. 24, when a 12-year-old boy told his parents that a man held a watch over a partition while he was getting dressed at the YMCA. The incident was reported to staff members and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, and Minor was identified using video surveillance.

Police say Minor lives with his parents, and they executed a search warrant at their home. They say they found the wrist watch, which can take both digital videos and still photos.

Police also say they executed a second search warrant for his computer data and found pictures of young boys at the Andover and Coon Rapids YMCA. They also say there was other child pornography found on his computer.

Minor also faces charges in Hennepin County for allegedly videotaping boys in the bathroom. The next hearing for those charges is May 16.