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Ex-cop accused of preying on girls

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Feb 9, 2013 at 7:05 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) A Minneapolis police officer accused of using the Internet to prey on at least four girls, is no longer on the force.

A police spokesman is not saying whether Bradley James Schnickel was fired or resigned.

Schnickel was a five-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department. He was arrested this week.

According to the criminal complaint, the 32-year-old Schnickel allegedly told one 14-year-old that he ``likes girls your age.''

The complaint says Schnickel also supplied a 13-year-old girl with vodka last year and had sex with her in his car.

The complaint says Schnickel told another girl through Facebook chats he was 23 years old.

Schnickel made $250,000 bail and was released from jail Friday.

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