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.

Preston Adams

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.

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