Carlson acquitted of all charges
A Zumbrota man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend was acquitted Wednesday afternoon of both charges brought against him.
Joseph Daniel Carlson, 19, was found not guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
First Judicial Judge Thomas Bibus dismissed the case after the verdicts were read.
"I wasn't surprised," Carlson said outside the courtroom Wednesday. "I put my whole faith, I put it all in God."