Stearns County Charges Man With Sex Assault Against Girl
ST. CLOUD -- A St. Stephen man is charged with sexually assaulting a young girl multiple times over the last three years.
According to the criminal complaint, the girl, who is now 14-years-old told authorities that her mother's ex-boyfriend sexually assaulted her in the fall of 2014, the spring of 2015 and the winter of 2015. The girl also told investigators she believed 67-year-old Dale Smith sexually assaulted her on other occasions while she was sleeping because she would wake up naked and sore.
The mother told authorities she believed she saw Smith trying to grab her breasts and also saw Smith in the girl's bed with his butt cheek exposed.
Smith initially denied sexually assaulting the girl, but the criminal complaint alleges he later admitted to performing oral sex on the girl and having sex with her.
Smith is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, sex with a victim under 16-years-old, multiple acts and within a significant relationship.
There are no court dates currently scheduled for Smith.