Prominent Twin Cities lawyer and former State Bar Treasurer Aaron Biber was sentenced this week to 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage boy. The court reached the sentence by taking an upward departure to increase the jail time. Minnesota law required only 12 years.
The case attracted national attention not only due to the prominence of the defendant but his effort to introduce a picture of the victim dressed as Adolph Hitler and giving a Nazi salute. His attorney claimed that the teenager controlled relationship and the picture was relevant because Biber is Jewish and the boy liked to dress as a man who killed Jews. Presumably the picture was offered to show the degree of alleged dominance of the victim over Biber.
Biber was convicted of getting the 15-year-old boy drunk and sexually assaulting him when the boy stayed overnight at his house. Prosecutors argued that Biber groomed the boy since he was 11 as a sexual partner.
Biber, 47, admitted the rape.
Psychologist James Alsdurf told the court that Biber “wanted to possess this boy” and would need three to four years of treatment.
12 thoughts on “Former Bar Treasurer and Prominent Lawyer Aaron Biber Sentenced to 18 Years For Sexual Assault of Teenage Boy”
Biber insisted to the very end that this was a consentual homosexual relationship in spite of all evidence to the contrary. He even told that to the probation officer who made up the pre-sentencing report. INCREDIBLE! Guy is a nut case.
Came out CLEARLY in court that Nancy and Aaron had NO sex life. He tried to blame the sexual assault on her because of their lack of a sex life. Hard to believe that she didn’t know that something was wrong in her own house. However, it also came out that Aaron had at least one long term homosexual relationship in law school. Obviously, things were not as they seemed in that house.
There is something wrong in this picture…..
What gets me on all this, is Biber’s wife, Nancy. How could she not know, or pick up any clue, or not see what was happening? This happened in her home.
He had obvious issues, the bow tie, the waxed eyebrows.
I am sure Aaron and Nancy never got it on after the two times in the beginning of the marriage.
Nancy knew but failed to take action, I wish she would be held accountable as well.
It’s not unusual for a predator like this to minimize the impact. This was norm violating behavior in multiple ways–the age thing, the Jewish self hate thing (or perhaps it’s a let’s dominate a Nazi fantasy), his standing in the community, etc. Of course, it’s something he’ll minimize. I’ve known sex offenders from liberal denominations. OTOH, public figures who have sex with minors usually turn out to be Republicans.
Is it possible that this creep was in the seminary at one time? I wonder where he learned such ghoulish behavior?
“His attorney claimed that the teenager controlled relationship and the picture was relevant because Biber is Jewish and the boy liked to dress as a man who killed Jews.”
I really don’t know what to make of that particular point,other than it being truley sick.
If this guy gets eighteen years for one rape of one boy, when they finally get Pope Ratzi in cuffs, they are going to have to use scientific notation to describe his sentence.
What surprised me is that he either had a really crappy lawyer or he was not smart enough to listen to her. He spent a lot of time trying to minimize what he had done & never actually appeared to comprehend the damage he had done or accept responsibility for it. I think that made the judges decision to exceed state guidelines for the sentence an easy one. His lawyer was arguing for NO jail time, not sure if that was her idea or his but it came off as incredibly arrogant and also worked against him.
“Biber was convicted of getting the 15-year-old boy drunk and sexually assaulting him when the boy stayed overnight at his house. Prosecutors argued that Biber groomed the boy since he was 11 as a sexual partner.”
Biber is gone … I hope the young man (boy) gets all the help and support he needs
What a tragedy for his family and friends. What a life reversal for him.
It defies comprehension.
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