WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man faces new charges in Nobles County Fifth District Court after a third victim has come forward and accused him of criminal sexual conduct.
Jhonathan Najarro Quijano, 31, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. All are felony-level offenses.
A victim recently reported to the Worthington Police Department that Quijano sexually assaulted her three times between Nov. 12, 2008 and Nov. 11, 2009, in Nobles County. At the time, she was 14 and believed Quijano to be 18 or 19 years old.
The victim reportedly said Quijano used threats to make her comply, including that he would tell her parents. During the third incident, he allegedly said he was going to record them on a phone. Two of the three incidents reportedly occurred in her bedroom, and one was on a rural gravel road off of Minnesota 60.
Shortly after the third incident, Quijano allegedly left for El Salvador. He reportedly returned to Worthington when the victim was 18.
Upon his return, Quijano allegedly messaged the victim and asked her to send sexual pictures of herself, and told her that he still had the video of them “having sex.”
Since this is the third report of sexual assault against Quijano, court documents state he is a serious risk to public safety.
On each of the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges, Quijano faces a maximum 30 years imprisonment and/or a $40,000 fine. The maximum sentence for the second degree criminal sexual conduct charge is 25 years imprisonment and/or a $35,000 fine.
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.