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