Sexual misconduct charges filed against Worthington man
WORTHINGTON — Sexual misconduct charges have been filed in Nobles County District Court against a 68-year-old Worthington man.
The criminal complaint states all of the alleged contact happened on Meyerdirk’s farm on Sundberg Avenue. During an interview by Child’s Voice in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 2012, the victim said she remembered incidents starting when she was in second grade — which would have been in 2000 — until she was 11 years old.
When the alleged sexual assault started, the victim said the events did not seem out of the ordinary at the time. It wasn’t until she was older that she realized what was happening wasn’t right, she explained.
The victim, now an adult, recounted several alleged events that took place during vacations and holidays at Meyerdirk’s farm during her Child’s Voice interview. She described her grandfather repeatedly telling her to be quiet and that he just wanted to spend time her. She also stated that her grandfather told her not to tell her grandmother or parents.
Meyerdirk is expected to make his first appearance in court later this month.