A former treasurer of the Minnesota Bar Association has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct.
Shorewood attorney Aaron Biber admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old boy last year. He pleaded guilty to one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct Tuesday morning in Hennepin County District Court.
In exchange for the plea, a second count was dropped and Biber will not face a trial.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said under the sentencing guidelines for a first offense, 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, Biber could receive 12-18 years in prison. But Freeman said he's going to ask Judge Lloyd Zimmerman to sentence Biber for 23 to 24 years. He will be sentenced at a later date.
Freeman said Biber's acts were "predatory" because the victim was particularly vulnerable. And he said Biber groomed the boy for a few years before having sex with him.
Biber used to practice law at Gray Plant Mooty in Minneapolis.