WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man appeared in court Tuesday morning following a report that he had sexually assaulted two children.

Worthington police were notified of the report and spoke with a representative of Child's Voice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to learn the details of the allegation. Two juveniles told Child's Voice that Joaquin Lucas Lopez, 51, of Worthington, had inappropriately touched them on multiple occasions.

Lucas Lopez was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct, an offense designating that the victims were under 13 and the actor was more than 36 months older than the victim. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine.

Because Lucas Lopez was not booked into Nobles County Jail, a mug shot is not available.