POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF SEX CRIMES

A veteran Cottage Grove police officer assigned to Park High School has been arrested after investigators say he sexually touched seven female students and solicited one teenager for nude photos. 40 year old Adam Pelton of River Falls, Wisconsin, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in connection with incidents that are said to have taken place from Sept. 1, 2018, until Oct. 4, 2019. That was when he went on administrative leave from the Police Department in the wake of an investigation.