— Bemidji Middle School’s assistant principal was charged with two felonies Friday after allegedly posing as a 13-year-old boy on social media in order to have sexual conversations with minors.Brandon Mark Bjerknes, 34, was arraigned Friday afternoon after being charged with two counts of engaging in electronic communication relating to or describing sexual conduct with a child.An Ohio woman and her boyfriend can sue a laptop-tracking company that recorded their sexually explicit communications in an effort to identify thieves who stole the computer the woman was using. Absolute sought a summary judgment in its favor, insisting that one of its theft recovery agents acted properly when he captured sexually explicit images of Susan Clements-Jeffrey communicating via webcam with her boyfriend and passed them to police in an effort to recover the stolen computer. District Judge Walter Rice ruled last week against Absolute Software, which provides software and services for tracking stolen computers.But the judge found that there were grounds to believe Absolute had gone too far, and that a jury might reasonably decide that it had violated the plaintiffs' privacy and broken the law.The case raises an important issue about the length that someone can legally go to recover stolen goods."It is one thing to cause a stolen computer to report its IP address or its geographical location in an effort to track it down," Rice wrote in his decision (.pdf).He denied two counts of malicious communication, conveying an indecent message, but was convicted following a trial before magistrates in April.
She produced explicit records of the congressman telling her to send naked photographs and describing his state of arousal.He then claimed his account was hacked, but the story unravelled when more pictures came to light.When asked: "Did you use government resources for this kind of activity? Asked if he used "congressional phones, congressional email, congressional time", he said: "No, I didn't".According to the criminal complaint filed Friday, Bjerknes had been using the name “Brett Larson” on Facebook, Snapchat and email accounts, and claiming he was a student at a Duluth school.The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department began investigating a Facebook account for “Brett Larson” in January.Another student at Kiefer Alternative School subsequently purchased the laptop at a bus station for , even though he suspected it was stolen, and turned around and offered it to Clements-Jeffrey for .