Med School student facing sexual misconduct charges

A second-year University Medical School student and Boy Scout troop supervisor faces a pre-trial conference Thursday on charges of criminal sexual conduct.
Police arrested Alan Michael Scott, 26, of St. Paul in late April after one of his Scouts filed a complaint. The alleged victim claims Scott would pick him up for Scout meetings and eventually take him to Scott’s house, where he would provide alcohol for the boy.
The complaint states the assaults began when the alleged victim was 13 years old, and occasionally took place in the boy’s home while Scott baby-sat him.
Scott denies all the charges. He could not be reached for comment.
At Thursday’s meeting, Scott will enter a plea and both sets of lawyers will attempt to resolve the case. If no agreement can be reached, the judge will set a date for trial.
Scott faces counts of felony first, second and third degree criminal sexual conduct. If convicted, he could face up to 70 years in prison and/or a fine of $105,000.

— Brian Close