21-year-old charged with sexual assault
Sean Michael Minor, 21 of Austin was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct – fear great bodily harm, attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct – fear great bodily harm, attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct – force or coercion – and attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct – force or coercion, all felonies, on Monday in Mower County District Court.
According to the court complaint, an adult female reported on March 20 that she had been sexually assaulted by Minor the previous day at a group home where she was a staff member. She said she was getting water for Minor to take his medication when he came up behind her and grinded himself against her buttocks. She said he did it forcefully and her abdomen was pushed into the kitchen counter.
She reported that he left the room and returned 15 minutes later, saying he needed more water before grabbing her wrist and saying, “I need it now!” She said he forced her backwards and told her he was “horny” before exposing himself. She said she was able to get away and run downstairs.
She said she believed he intended to “rape” her and that she was afraid of him.
An officer spoke to Minor, who allegedly said that he did “assault staff”and it was “against her will.” He said he thrust himself against her buttocks 3-4 times, then said he later came back and “charged her from the front” and tried to remove her shirt while he exposed himself. When asked if his goal was to have sex with her, he said, “Probably.”
Minor will appear in court again on April 2.