Rush City Man Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct, Allegedly Forces Minor to Use Marijuana

Friday, May 8th, 2009 at 11:21 am

leonardoliverLeonard Oliver, 28, of Rush City was charged Friday with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, one count of first degree and the other for second degree.  He also faces charges for possession of a firearm by an ineligible person.

According to the criminal complaint, Oliver sexually assaulted the daughter of his ex-girlfriend beginning in May of 2002 when she was six-years-old.  The most recent incident allegedly took place on April 25th, 2009.  The victim told police he touched and penetrated her on multiple occasions.  The complaint also states that Oliver “threatened to kill her family and have her placed in foster care if she told her mother.”

The victim also told police Oliver forced her to drink alcohol and use marijuana.

Officers executed a search warrant and confiscated a firearm out of Oliver’s vehicle.  A cellphone, computer, digital camera, and computer discs were all seized.  They were sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis.

The criminal complaint states that Oliver took nude pictures of the victim on a digital camera and cellphone.

If convicted, count one carries a penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.  Count two is punishable by up to 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.  The firearms charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and $30,000 fine.

Oliver told police, the claims are false, and that his ex-girlfriend was trying to get back at him for having a new girlfriend.

He is due back in court on May 19th.


  1. anonymous 05/17/09 at 4:05pm

    i know for a fact that leonard is like that. i know minors he has called for “booty calls” and ive witnessed him smoking marijuana on many occasions. and i know what he does to minors. its illegal and disgusting. its disturbing that he would even try to deny it when most the people that lived by him or was associated with him knew what he has done and is capable of……

  2. concerned parent 05/18/09 at 6:10am

    If you have info on these minors that were called for sex maybe you should contact the sheriff’s department and maybe then he can pay for all of the children he has abused!!!! And help out the girl that he is currently being accused of molesting

  3. neighbor 05/23/09 at 1:12pm

    Lee is disgusting. I lived in apartments right by him. I know he tried hooking up with my high school friends many times.

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