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Worthington man faces additional criminal sexual conduct charge

WORTHINGTON -- A criminal sexual misconduct charges was filed Friday against a Worthington man after a five-month long investigation. Christopher M. Singleton, 23, has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in Nobles County...

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WORTHINGTON - A criminal sexual misconduct charges was filed Friday against a Worthington man after a five-month long investigation.

Christopher M. Singleton, 23, has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in Nobles County District Court. The felony-level offense is punishable up to 15 years imprisonment, a $30,000 fine or both.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigation involving Singleton and a juvenile was initiated in January on the basis of an alleged criminal act occurring on or about March 1 through March 31, 2017. The redacted criminal complaint does not specify what specifically Singleton is accused of, but identifies another individual older than 13 and younger than 16 as a “victim.”

The complaint details that Singleton told law enforcement that he met the alleged victim through Facebook and hung out a few times before the event that led to the charge occurred.

The Worthington police officer ordered an analysis of Singleton’s DNA, which was already available at the time from another criminal sexual conduct case. The results from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension were received May 31. The results were redacted in the complaint.  

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Singleton was 22 years old at the time of the alleged incident that led to the criminal charge.

Singleton had received a stay of imposition after pleading guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old girl in May 2017. As a result of the recent investigation and criminal charge, Singleton violated his probation, and received a conviction on his record.  

A domestic abuse no contact order was also filed, protecting a 16-year-old female and a 5-month-old boy.

Singleton’s bail was set at $10,000 with conditions or $25,000 without.

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