Man charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a minor

Hansen faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison on two counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a minor.

Mugshot for Jared Lee Hansen

COTTONWOOD COUNTY — Jared Lee Hansen, 44, has been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for reportedly having sexual contact with a child under the age of 14, with whom he has significant relationship.

On Dec. 23, a Cottonwood County Sheriff Office deputy was dispatched to the city of Jeffers on a report that Hansen had inappropriately touched the victim, who was staying with him. The reporting party, the victim’s mother, told the victim to leave Hansen’s house and go to the city park until she got there.

Upon arrival in Jeffers, the deputy spoke with the victim, who was with a family member outside the post office. The victim attested to arriving at Hansen’s house earlier that day, and having dinner. The victim stated Hansen was drinking during dinner, and later touched the victim inappropriately while upstairs in Hansen’s bedroom. According to the report, Hansen touched the victim on the thigh, put his hand under the victim’s sweatshirt, and down the front of the victim’s pants.

Afterwards, Hansen left the room to get another beer. The victim phoned a friend and a parent and left the residence to wait to be picked up by other family members.

If convicted, Hansen faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine on each of the two criminal sexual conduct charges. He was detained in Cottonwood County and a No Contact Order was requested.

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Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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