Former Minnesota pastor going through sexual assault fees – InForum

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A Wisconsin man accused of sexually assaulting a toddler whereas he was a church pastor in Minnesota made his preliminary look Wednesday, Might 18, in Douglas County Circuit Court docket.

Jeffrey Anthony Charles, 61, of Danbury, faces one rely of repeated sexual assault of a kid, persistent repeater, for alleged incidents that occurred between 2005 and 2010. Douglas County Circuit Court docket Choose Kelly Thimm set a money bail of $500,000 for Charles, 5 instances the quantity requested by Douglas County District Legal professional Mark Fruehauf. Charles was ordered to haven’t any contact with the sufferer or minors, to give up his passport and to not go away the state of Wisconsin.

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Jeffrey Charles

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Charles was serving because the pastor of the Neighbors to Nations church in Princeton, Minnesota, throughout the time of the assaults, in accordance with the prison grievance. Parishioners routinely traveled to Charles’ cabin in Summit, Wisconsin, to serve him.

The sufferer reported being sexually assaulted a number of instances on the cabin between the ages of three and seven, the grievance mentioned. She instructed Detective Mike Miller with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Workplace that Charles took her alone into his cabin to assault her, however different ladies from the church and their households have been current on the property.

Charles had the sufferer name him “daddy Charles” and instructed her she was his daughter, in accordance with the prison grievance. She instructed Miller there was a bunch of ladies that Charles handled particular however she was youthful and nearer to him. Individuals would inform her she needs to be grateful to be his favourite, the sufferer reported.

The previous pastor was convicted of third-degree sexual abuse in 1997 within the state of Iowa, in accordance with the prison grievance. The statute beneath which Charles was convicted requires proof that the defendant dedicated a intercourse act with one other one who was 12 or 13 years of age.

If convicted, Charles faces life imprisonment. A preliminary listening to was scheduled for Wednesday, Might 25, with a standing convention the day earlier than to examine if Charles has an legal professional to signify him.
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