A Minneapolis police officer is facing charges of first degree sexual assault, authorities said Thursday.
Bradley James Schnickel, 32, is facing charges of sexually assaulting girls who he met over the internet, the Saint Cloud Times reported.
Investigations began about 3 weeks ago, after police were notified about Schnickel sending an inappropriate message to a Brooklyn Center girl. Since then, the investigation has revealed Schnickel has contacted many girls-- an exact number has not been released, according to the Saint Cloud Times.
Schnickel is being held at the Anoka County Jail. He has refused to speak to investigators, according to Kare11.