The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 27, 2014

Blue Earth man charged with sexual misconduct

The Mankato Free Press

---- — BLUE EARTH — A Blue Earth man is facing criminal sexual conduct charges in Faribault County District Court over allegations he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl.

Kenneth Gay II, 37, was charged this week with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to the complaint, the victim told police that Gay, who she knew, sexually assaulted her by touching her breasts and genitals. She said her bra strap was broken during the incident. She told police that Gay made her do a "pinky swear" not to tell anyone what had happened.

He pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in 2009 and was required to register as a predatory offender.