Soldier accused of molesting girls in Scott County 21 Dec 11

A Shakopee soldier preparing for overseas deployment has been arrested on allegations that he molested two girls in Scott County.

Raul Rubio Mascorro, 35, was arrested and jailed in Indiana near his military camp after being charged in Scott County with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The Shakopee Valley News reports that earlier this month, a Shakopee girl told her school counselor that Mascorro sexually abused her for two years and offered her money to try to get her to have sexual intercourse with him. She said she was afraid to say anything until he was deployed. Another girl has claimed Mascorro repeatedly molested her as well.

Mascorro, who is an Army soldier and a Dakota County correctional deputy, has admitted to military officials that he molested the two girls, whom he knew through a family member. He is currently being held in Johnson County, Ind.