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Man facing sexual conduct charges

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man is facing multiple charges in connection with an alleged domestic assault incident.

Worthington police officers responded to a call at 2:54 a.m. Sunday for a possible domestic assault in progress on Clary Street. Jose Bonilla was arrested and is now facing third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.

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According to the criminal complaint, the victim met police at the front door of the residence upon their arrival and was emotionally upset and crying. Police were escorted to a lower lovel of the home, where they found the victim’s boyfriend sitting on top of Bonilla. When officers assisted Bonilla to his feet, they noticed his pants were unzipped and that he smelled strongly of alcohol.

The victim alleged in the complaint that she was sleeping downstairs in her boyfriend’s bed when she woke up to find someone touching her body and private parts. At first, she thought it was her boyfriend, but realized it didn’t feel right.

She then saw it was not her boyfriend and ran upstairs to alert her him that she had been raped. Her boyfriend then ran downstairs and allegedly found Bonilla hiding in the boiler room, where he held him down until police arrived.

Bonilla was transported to Prairie Justice Center, where he waived his rights and stated that he didn’t know what happened that night. He added that he had been at the house fixing a door and furnace when the victim’s boyfriend attacked him.

Bonilla was booked into Nobles County Jail. A court date is pending.

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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