Hibbing man, a former Owatonna teacher, faces charges of sex with minors
A Hibbing man who once taught in the Owatonna, Minn., school district has been charged with 18 felonies and a misdemeanor for various crimes, including having sex with a minor.
Albert Allen Gangl, 65, was formally issued a summons Friday in St. Louis County Court in Hibbing with one count of felony prostitution, 16 counts of felony possession of pictorial representation of a minor, one count of felony use of a minor in a sexual performance; and one count of gross misdemeanor furnishing alcohol to an underage person.
According to Hibbing Police Chief Duane Gielen, Gangl is expected to appear in court in response to the summons on April 1. Gangl has lived in Hibbing since 2001 but taught for the Owatonna school district until 1996. Gangl never taught for the Hibbing school district.
Gielen told the News Tribune that the investigation took several months. He said there are no other suspects in the case. Gielen said he wasn’t aware of any investigation against Gangl in the Owatonna area.
According to his Facebook page, Gangl is on medical disability. The page says he is a 1967 graduate of Nashwauk High School.
The Hibbing Police Department investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Internet Crimes Against Children unit of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.