Wells man sentenced to probation for assault

Published 5:39 pm Monday, October 9, 2017

A Wells man who reportedly sexually assaulted a woman last year was placed on probation for 15 years on Thursday in Faribault County District Court.

Samuel Adam Johnson, 21, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty in July to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to 140 days in jail and was given credit for 140 days served.

Samuel Johnson

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Johnson was charged after he reportedly broke into a residence and sexually assaulted a woman July 3, 2016, in Wells.

Court documents state before the incident, Johnson sent a Snapchat message to the alleged victim telling her he wanted to come over. She reportedly told him she barely knew him and did not want him to come over.

Following the incident, Johnson was arrested and transported to Faribault County Law Enforcement Center. He admitted to going to the alleged victim’s residence and using the roof to crawl into her window, court documents state. He also reportedly admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim. At the time, he said he thought his actions were permissible because she was older than 18, court documents state.

Johnson was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree burglary, but those charges were dismissed.

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

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