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Complaint warrant filed for Worthington man accused of sexual assault

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Murillo-Gomez (2017)

WORTHINGTON — A complaint warrant was filed this week for a Worthington man accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile two years ago.

Pablo R. Murillo-Gomez, 22, faces three felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct related to allegedly sexually touching a juvenile's breasts and vaginal area. The accusations do not include penetration. Murillo-Gomez and the victim were acquainted. He would have been 20 years old at the time of the alleged incident.

According to the complaint, a review of Murillo-Gomez's computer history indicated he'd visited sites related to juvenile teenage pornography. It also alleges he searched: "How to convince (a juvenile) to have sex with you." The complaint includes a specific age that he searched, but with regard to the victim's identity, The Globe redacted it.

Murillo-Gomez also requested that the victim send nude photos of she and of friends, the complaint states.

During a 2017 interview with law enforcement, Murillo-Gomez allegedly said his online search regarding convincing a juvenile to have sex was related to a recent documentary he had watched.

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He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment, a $35,000 fine or both.

The warrant was requested due to the seriousness of the charges, the complaint stated.

The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 1-800-376-4311 or mnswcc.org .

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