Andover man sentenced for videotaping minors

by Eric Hagen
Staff Writer

A 55-year-old Andover man was convicted Jan. 3 in Anoka County District Court on a felony charge of interfering with the privacy of a minor.

Ronnie Ray Sova was charged by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office March 21, 2011 after being accused of recording nude videos of his girlfriend’s daughter and her friend without their knowledge when they were under the age of 18.

According to the criminal complaint, the daughter found the videos on the family’s home computer of her changing in her bedroom and called police. Authorities also found inappropriate videos of the two female minors on a family laptop computer.

Sova must serve 75 days in jail. He was credited for two days already served. He will also be on probation for the next two years.

Some conditions of his probation include undergoing a chemical dependency evaluation and treatment if necessary, no use of alcohol or drugs unless prescribed by a doctor and no unsupervised contact with females who are minors. He must also start sex offender treatment and aftercare within 45 days.

Sova was fined $485 and he must pay $75 of restitution.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]

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