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Bruno man faces sexual assault charge


An 18-year-old Bruno man is facing a felony charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct following an incident in Askov involving a girl who was at least 13 but less than 16.

Gage Jacob Nelson was charged in Pine County court the week before last.

According to the charging document, officers from the Pine County Sheriff’s Office were called on a report of an assault at a home in Askov on May 28. The homeowner said a girl was staying with his daughter in the garage, and he awoke in the middle of the night to find the victim outside his home being sexually assaulted by Nelson. The witness told authorities he yelled, and the victim ran into the home.

The victim said she heard a noise around 2 a.m. and went outside and saw Nelson, who she had met a month earlier. She stated she pulled away but Nelson pulled her closer. She further stated she was glad the witness stopped it.

Nelson told authorities he had gone outside that night, and the victim came over to him. He further stated he believed the victim was 15 years old, the charging document said.


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