MN Renaissance Fair Manager Accused of Sexual Assault
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A manager at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is charged with two counts of felony criminal sexual conduct after allegedly raping a woman on the fairgrounds last fall.
Scott County prosecutors say Carr Hagermann, the 59-year-old artistic director of the annual fair, attacked a woman who was working as a freelance photographer. According to the criminal complaint filed this week, he repeatedly beat, raped and sodomized the woman in a storage room.
John Klassen, a Minneapolis attorney representing the woman, says that other female festival employees have made allegations against Hagerman. He says the alleged attack is one of the most vicious he's dealt with in his career.
Defense attorney Piper Kenney tells The Associated Press on Friday the allegations against Hagermann are "he said, she said.''