Man, 25, accused in sexual assault of female child, 8A Zumbrota man is accused of sexually assaulting his daughter's 8-year-old friend during a sleepover.
By: Jen Cullen, The Republican Eagle
A Zumbrota man is accused of sexually assaulting his daughter's 8-year-old friend during a sleepover.
Jacob Myran, 25, has been charged with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the alleged April incident.
The victim told relatives and investigators she was sleeping in a bunk bed at her friend's house in Zumbrota when Myran - who appeared drunk - crawled into the top bunk and allegedly assaulted her while another girl slept in the bed below, according to a criminal complaint filed last week in Goodhue County court.
The incident did not involve intercourse, the complaint states.
According to the complaint, the girl said she did not immediately tell anyone what happened because she thought nobody would believe her.
Relatives told police the girl has been distant since the incident and that she avoids going to the house where the assault allegedly occurred, according to the complaint.
The victim used to visit her friend's house every day, the complaint states, but she now prefers playing with other children.
Further investigation by Zumbrota police revealed that a laptop computer in the Myran household was allegedly used to access suspected child pornography and other porn sites.
Myran is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 9 a.m. June 19. He is currently being held in Goodhue County Jail on $200,000 bail.
He faces a maximum of 55 years in prison and a $75,000 fine if convicted of both charges.