A former high school coach has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting two 13-year old girls that he met online.
Casey Lee Chinn, 23, of Burnsville, entered the pleas Wednesday in Anoka County court to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of kidnapping, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
According to the criminal complaint, Chinn met the girls through an online chat site called Omegle – the website’s tagline is “talk to strangers" – and they had sexually suggestive chats online and via text for about two weeks before he arranged to meet them.
Chinn picked up the girls near their homes in Andover on the evening of Sept. 29, and took them to his home in Burnsville, where he lived with his parents.
Chinn told police they watched a movie, then he engaged in sexual acts with both girls.
The girls were found at his home the next morning, crying and “huddled behind a couch” in the basement, the complaint said.
Chinn was charged with kidnapping because the girls are younger than 16 and he didn't have their parents' consent to take them to his home, the Pioneer Press notes.
Chinn broke down in tears during the court hearing, according to FOX9. His attorney noted that Chinn accepted an agreement and pled guilty to spare the victims from going through a trial.
As part of the plea deal, Chinn is expected to get 11 years in prison when he is sentenced on April 1.
At the time of the incident, Chinn was a part-time volleyball coach at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. He previously served as a volunteer coach for the junior varsity baseball team at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.