Man charged for sexual conduct with 4-year-old

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016

An Albert Lea man is facing prison time after being charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Lee Wells

Lee Wells

Lee Vincent Wells, 35, was charged and had his first appearance on the charge Tuesday in Freeborn County District Court.

Wells allegedly engaged in sexual contact with a 4-year-old on Sunday in Albert Lea.

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He was arrested Sunday after Albert Lea Police Department was dispatched to an address on the report of a sexual assault involving a 4-year-old alleged victim.

Court documents state that upon officers arriving, Wells said “I am a bad person. I did it.”

Wells was then arrested and transported to Freeborn County Law Enforcement Center.

Court documents state that Wells told an Albert Lea Police Department detective several times that “he had done a bad thing and deserved to be punished.”

Wells was reportedly known to the alleged victim.

District Court Judge Steven Schwab set conditional bail at $25,000.

Wells’ next appearance is scheduled for July 21.

Second-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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