Walters man pleads not guilty to criminal sexual conduct
Published 8:00 pm Friday, October 6, 2017
A Walters man who allegedly sexually assaulted a young teenage girl he knew earlier this year pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.
Preston Allen Adams, 19, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Court documents state Adams was charged after a deputy was dispatched to a report of criminal sexual conduct Aug. 11.
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In an Aug. 17 interview, the alleged victim said earlier this year, Adams sexually assaulted her.
District Court Judge Steven Schwab kept conditional bail at $10,000. A settlement conference is scheduled for Nov. 15, and a jury trial is expected to begin Feb. 13, if the case has not been settled by then.
As of Friday morning, Adams was not in custody.
First-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.