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Worthington man faces sexual conduct charges

WORTHINGTON — Criminal sexual conduct charges were filed against a Worthington man on Monday.

Junior T. Montejo Flandes, 23, is facing third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. In this case, the complainant is at least 13 years old but less than 16 years old.

Worthington Police Officers were dispatched to 1200 Seventh Ave. on Sunday night regarding a report of an underage girl being at Flandes’s residence, according to court documents.

According to the criminal complaint, officers arrived at the residence and were met by Gregorio Montejo and his wife, Josephine Montejo, who allegedly confirmed Flandes had a girl upstairs.

Officers were led upstairs by Josephine Montejo, who knocked on a bedroom door.

Flandes opened the door and officers saw a female lying on the bed, according to court documents.

In a recorded statement to officers, the victim allegedly stated that she lied to Flandes about her age.

She told officers that she met Flandes at a party a few days before and when she got into a fight with her mom, she came to his house and stayed for the weekend.

The victim was taken to Sanford Worthington Hospital, where a sexual assault kit was completed and clothing also collected as evidence.

Flandes was arrested and transported to Nobles County Jail, where he gave a statement to police.

Flandes stated to police that he met the victim at a party, but that she did not stay the entire weekend and only stopped by a few times.

Flandes told police that he did not know the victim’s real age, and thought she was older. He denied having sex with her.

Flandes is currently in custody at Nobles County Jail. He makes his initial appearance in court later this month.

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Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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