Criminal Justice

Ex-Gray Plant Mooty Lawyer Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

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A Minneapolis lawyer in line to become president of the Minnesota State Bar Association has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teen boy who was his neighbor.

Aaron Biber was sentenced after pleading guilty earlier this summer to first-degree criminal sexual conduct for cultivating a sexual relationship with the victim, according to stories in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and WCCO.

The teen’s parents called Biber a “monster” and a “heartless predator” in an impact statement, while the teen said he no longer trusts anyone. “The biggest tragedy is that I have lost all respect for myself,” the teen said. “I truly feel I’m alone in this world. I don’t know what a normal relationship is supposed to be like.”

Biber cried during a statement in which he apologized and blamed himself for the crime, the Star Tribune says. His ex-wife also cried and asked the court for leniency.

Biber is the former co-chair of the antitrust and trade regulation practice group at Gray Plant Mooty.

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