FULDA — A former Fulda man accused of kidnapping a juvenile, adding alcohol to her beverage and molesting her at his Fulda home in 2017 made his first appearance in court Monday morning.
Tyler J. Pospisil, 28, of Worthington, appeared on five felony-level charges filed earlier last month in Murray County District Court: first-degree criminal sexual conduct, penetration — use of force/coercion; first-degree criminal sexual conduct, penetration — victim physically helpless; criminal sexual predatory conduct; kidnapping; and adulterate substance.
The charges stem from a July 2017 incident in which he's accused of deceptively requesting a 14-year-old girl to babysit his children. According to the complaint, Pospisil, who was 26 at the time, brought the juvenile to his home, but his children weren't present. He allegedly told her he wanted to hang out with her.
The victim reported accepting what she believed to be a glass of soda, but noticed it had not tasted normal. She told authorities that the more she drank, her ability to stand up straight became more difficult and that she was dizzy. She stood up from her seat on the sofa and Pospisil followed her and became aggressive, the complaint details.
The victim detailed the assault to authorities, reporting that she repeatedly told Pospisil to stop and that she was afraid and uncomfortable.
The victim was interviewed by Child's Voice in Sioux Falls, S.D., where she reported feeling afraid to be home alone.
As part of the investigation, electronic messages that were reportedly sexual in nature sent by Pospisil to the victim and another 12-year-old girl were recovered by law enforcement. Pospisil was reportedly aware of the juvenile's age, but was not concerned.
More electronic message in which Pospisil allegedly sent a sexually explicit photograph to unknown recipients were also recovered. In the chat, he also admitted to liking younger girls and boasted about having sex with multiple teenage girls, the complaint alleges.
A review of Pospisil's criminal history indicates other criminal sexual conduct behavior in 2009; and exhibiting, selling, printing, and offering or giving obscene material in 2010.
Should Pospisil be convicted of any of the alleged offenses, the state noted its intent in asking the court to sentence him as an engrained offender. That would recognize a great risk of re-offending without intensive treatment or supervision extending beyond the presumptive term of imprisonment and supervised release. The state argues that Pospisil is a risk to public safety, particularly because the offense was planned and the victim was "particularly vulnerable" due to her age and reduced physical and mental capacity.
Following Monday's first appearance, Pospisil was released without bond on the written promise he'd return for future court dates and remain law abiding. He is prohibited from entering the victim's residence.
No mugshot is available.
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 800-376-4311 or mnswcc.org