Stearns County Man Sentenced for Raping Woman
ST. CLOUD -- A Cold Spring man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to raping a woman in June 2018.
Thirty-four-year-old Edmund Furman has been sentenced to nearly 4 1/2 years in prison. He gets credit for having already served 1 year and 5 months in jail.
According to the complaint, Furman and his ex-girlfriend were still living in the same house but on separate floors after they broke up. The woman told police Furman came upstairs one day, pulled her off the toilet and dragged her into the bedroom where he undressed her, tied her hands and raped her.
The woman said she tried to scream a woman's name who was downstairs, but Furman put a pillow over her face which prevented her from breathing. The victim was eventually able to escape and ran to tell the woman what happened.
Furman initially told investigators the sex was consensual and denied putting the pillow over the woman's face. He later pleaded guilty to 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct.