Rep. Jim Knoblach announced on Friday that he was not choice in the midst of allegations of his adult daughter, Laura, her father touch her in an immoral manner, for over 10 years.
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Minnesota state Rep., Jim Knoblach Friday announced that he would be at the end of the re-election campaign amid allegations that he touched immoral his adult daughter for over 10 years.
The abrupt announcement of the 60-year-old Minnesota Republican, came only hours after his lawyer denied the accusations in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio.
Knoblach came the 23-year-old daughter, Laura Knoblach, to the station to tell your story after you said that you have exhausted all other means.
She claims that the earliest memory of your father, comes inappropriate behavior, when she was just 9 years old, and went on until she was 21. Your accusations are inappropriate to kiss, lick and bite your ears.
Laura Knoblach said, MPR, she remembers her father in her bedroom after she had gone to sleep. He climbed into her bed and lie down next to her.
“He put his arm around me and not let me get up or get away, and he would lick my neck or bite my ear,” she said to the station.
She claims, any other actions, including at least 30 cases in which Knoblach approached her from behind in the kitchen and pressed against them, pinning them to the fridge or dishwasher.
Laura says she trusted, close friends and family and also the law enforcement, but without success.
The St. Cloud police Department and Sherburne County sheriff’s office began an investigation last year, but declined to press charges.
They provided detailed documentation on the station, and their attempts to get help, said a letter from the Sherburne County attorney’s office, there was “no sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Jim Knoblach had committed a crime.”
The St. Cloud police Department, do not respond immediately to Fox News’ request for comment on why the charges were not filed.
Knoblach vehemently denied the accusations of a ride.
In a written statement, he said that his daughter “has been estranged from our family for some time.”
“By the end of 2016, she made some very hurtful and untrue accusations about a Facebook post that was briefly up and then down. These allegations were completely dismissed, investigated by Sherburne County, and the case is closed in April 2017,” read his statement.
Knoblach did not return several attempts by Fox News for comment.
As Chairman of the house ways and means Committee and in a coveted place, Knoblach departure, it will be hard for the Republicans to be a write-in campaign for a replacement candidate.
It is likely that Dan Volga Mott of St. Cloud, the Democratic candidate, will win the election.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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