Publish date:

Chisholm man found guilty of sexually abusing sibling girls

The 36-year-old is facing sentences of 30 and 25 years for two counts of sexual assault.
Seth Reimer

A Chisholm man is likely to spend the next several decades in prison after he was convicted of the horrific sexual abuse of three child siblings.

Seth Reimer, 36, was found guilty by a jury in Hibbing of 1st- and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct last week.

It follows a period of years in which he sexually abused three sisters who were the daughter's of his girlfriend, with whom he had another child in 2016.

The girls told police that Reimer had abused them when they ranged in ages from 6 to 13.

According to the criminal complaint, the details of which are too extreme to share explicitly, Reimer would touch them sexually, penetrated them, and rub his genitalia against them.

He would also pleasure himself in front of them, on one occasion recording himself doing so while one of the girls slept.

The abuse happened at separate properties in Hibbing, and at an apartment in Chisholm.

Reimer lived with the girls and their mother for a period of time, but the assaults continued after they had broken up

At one point, police were investigating an allegation of domestic abuse by Reimer on the girls' mother, and one of the girls told their mother to tell the police about Reimer sexually abusing her and her sisters.

But the mother told her not to tell the police about it "because they will take the girls away."

When questioned by police, the mother said she'd never seen Reimer do anything inappropriate with her daughter.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

She also denied that the older daughter had asked her to tell police that they were being sexually abused, and denied that her children advised her they'd been sexually assaulted by Reimer.

The girls have been removed from their mother's care and have been placed in foster care.

Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Jeff Vlatkovich said: "The strength and courage demonstrated by these victims in coming forward should be commended."

He notes that Reimer faces a sentence of up to 30 years for the first degree conviction and 25 years for the second degree conviction, with sentencing set for July 25.

Next Up

Sen Mark Koran crop

MN lawmaker encourages donations for locals charged in Jan. 6 insurrection

"They are a good family!" Sen. Mark Koran wrote Friday.


Money Gal Coaching: Mastering the spiritual parts of money

Kelly Blodgett used her passion behind becoming debt free to launch Money Gal Coaching.

University of minnesota sign

U of M will now require proof that employees have been vaccinated for COVID

Previously, only students were required to be vaccinated.

Jim Hagedorn

Report reveals details about ethics investigation into Rep. Hagedorn

The congressman described the report's findings as "unfounded conclusions."


SkyWest cancels hundreds of flights due to server error

More than 80 have been canceled at MSP Airport.


First elk in more than 100 years spotted in parts of southern WI

The elk population was reintroduced to Wisconsin in recent decades.

grand marais

10 beautiful Minnesota cities to visit for outdoor adventures

These places are perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway.

Screen Shot 2021-10-22 at 11.33.57 AM

Woman arrested after shots were fired into hotel room door in Albert Lea

The suspect was caught within minutes of fleeing the scene.

coronavirus, covid-19

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, October 22

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped four days in a row, but capacity remains tight.



Man guilty of shooting at house, striking 5-year-old girl

The 27-year-old was found guilty on all three counts.

Sean Windingland

Charges: St. Paul man sexually abused child relatives

He faces up to 30 years in prison for each criminal sexual conduct charge.

Screen Shot 2019-04-27 at 11.21.34 PM

Oregon man found guilty of rape at Bloomington hotel

The victim was drinking at a hotel bar, and woke to find she was being sexually assaulted.

Minnesota Sex Offender Program Moose Lake

Charges: Psychologist sexually assaulted 2 clients at Minnesota Sex Offender Program

The 38-year-old from Duluth is facing charges of criminal sexual conduct.

Restaurant owner accused of sexually assaulting underage employee

The 50-year-old man is charged with 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.

Pixabay - airplane cabin seats interior

MN man guilty of sexually abusing teen seated next to him on flight

A federal jury convicted the 40-year-old this week.

Ex-Minneapolis cop guilty of sexually assaulting son's 16-year-old girlfriend

The assaults happened in Twin Cities hotels and even in his squad car.