Austin man accused of abusing girl, 13

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A 29-year-old Austin man was charged in Freeborn County District Court on Tuesday with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl twice during the summer of 2012.

Joseph Henry Mallan faces two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct tied to the allegations.

Joseph Mallan

Joseph Mallan

The first assault reportedly took place at the KOA Kampground east of Hayward and allegedly involved sexual intercourse in a camping trailer.

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The second assault reportedly took place in a cabin near the small Freeborn County village of Moscow and reportedly involved inappropriate touching.

Freeborn County District Court Judge Ross Leuning on Tuesday ordered Mallan be held in the Freeborn County jail on a $75,000 conditional bail.

Mallan is next slated to appear in court Nov. 14.

First-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.