ST. CLOUD -- A St. Joseph man has been formally charged with sexually molesting a child at a home in Collegeville Township.

Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Ritter has been charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13-years-old and 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct. Both are felonies.

According to the criminal complaint, a 4-year-old girl told investigators she and Ritter were taking a bath together and the girl touched Ritter's genitals. She also used anatomical dolls to describe to police genital-to-genital contact between the two.

Records show Ritter admitted to authorities taking a bath with the girl and that she touched his genitals, but denied the genital-to-genital contact and denied he was aroused.

Ritter is appearing before a Stearns County District Court judge this (Thursday) morning.

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