According to the criminal complaint filed Friday, Bjerknes had been using the name “Brett Larson” on Facebook, Snapchat and email accounts, and claiming he was a student at a Duluth school.The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Department began investigating a Facebook account for “Brett Larson” in January.To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser.To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.Facebook provided the IP address, and on March 20 the sheriff’s department learned it belonged to Midcontinent Communications and was associated with the address assigned to Bjerknes.The sheriff’s department sought and executed a search warrant on the same day, and Bjerknes admitted he created the Facebook account.The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.Using the familiarity of Snapchat, the women tell their shocking, harrowing, and for many, all too relatable stories.
Brandon Mark Bjerknes, 34, was arraigned Friday afternoon after being charged with two counts of engaging in electronic communication relating to or describing sexual conduct with a child.
“Sexual assault is such an important issue, it’s also a very common one,” Price told “While at university, whenever the topic has been discussed with my girlfriends it was always met with ‘me too,’ or similar accounts.
Evan Anderson Berkland, 19, was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, enticing away a minor under 13 -- sexual abuse/exploitation and dissemination/exhibition of obscene materials to a minor, according to court documents.
The website links to Connectsafely.org's A Parents' Guide to Snapchat, which details the app's uses and provides safety tips.
The National Crime Prevention Council says there are four primary dangers of using social networking sites.