Agreement may soon be reached in abuse case

Published 10:22 am Thursday, February 2, 2017

A plea agreement may soon be reached in the case of a Waseca man who allegedly sexually abused a girl in September in Freeborn County.

Brandon Lee Boyum, 34, is charged with one count of both first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Brandon Boyum

Brandon Boyum

Assistant Freeborn County Attorney Jennifer Clements said a plea offer has been sent to Boyum’s attorney, Jeremy Clinefelter.

Boyum allegedly took pictures of and engaged in sexual penetration and contact with an 11-year-old girl Sept. 10, according to court documents.

A settlement conference was scheduled for Wednesday, but the case was not officially settled.

First-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. Second-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.

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