The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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October 11, 2013

Man faces felony charges for sexually assaulting a girl

MANKATO — Criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against a 19-year-old New Richland man who was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old girl earlier this month.

The victim and her mother reported the incident to Mankato police, but a Blue Earth County sheriff’s deputy was asked to investigate because the incident reportedly took place in South Bend Township. The girl told the investigator she was with Samuel Richard Jewett earlier this month when he sexually touched her several times in his vehicle, the criminal complaint said.

Jewett told the investigator he thought the girl was 16 years old because she had a job, according to the complaint. The victim told the investigator she told Jewett to stop several times.

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