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Eric James Rutherford, 33 (DOB 1/26/81) of Burnsville was charged April 10, 2014 with third-degree felony sexual assault after prosecutors say he lured a woman he contacted on Facebook to his Burnsville home with the promise of a modeling photo shoot and sexually assaulted her while she changed. Photo courtesy of the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

Charges say photo shoot was bait in Dakota County sex assault case

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HASTINGS, Minn. -- A Burnsville man lured a woman to a photo shoot with the promise of helping her launch a modeling career and sexually assaulted her, Dakota County prosecutors say.

Eric James Rutherford, 33, was charged April 10 in Dakota County District Court with third-degree sexual assault, a felony.

The incident took place the night of Feb. 22 and into the next day, prosecutors say. According to the charges:

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