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Worthington man accused of criminal sexual conduct

WORTHINGTON -- Criminal charges were filed late last week against a Worthington man who has been accused of having sex with a minor. According to court documents, Jason Meyer, 21, faces two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, one of w...

WORTHINGTON - Criminal charges were filed late last week against a Worthington man who has been accused of having sex with a minor.

According to court documents, Jason Meyer, 21, faces two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, one of which includes “force or coercion” language. The felony-level offenses are punishable by not more than 15 years imprisonment, a $30,000 fine or both.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigation was initiated in August after the Worthington Police Department received a report of a sex offense.

An officer went to speak with the suspect, Meyer, about the allegation at his Worthington apartment. Meyer admitted to the officer that a minor female - who had been upset at the time - had asked to stay at his apartment. Meyer first stated that nothing happened between the two of them, but later revealed they had had unprotected sex despite his knowledge of her age.

A detective met with the minor, the complaint continues, who told law enforcement a similar account of what Meyer had reported. She claimed to have told Meyer that his attempts at sexual advancement were “not right,” but that he persisted anyway to the point of having unprotected sex with her. Meyer allegedly told the victim not to tell anyone, or he’d get in trouble.

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Meyer is set to make an Oct. 24 first appearance in Nobles County District Court.

Because there was no arrest, no mugshot is available.

 

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