Fairmont Man Criminal Sex 19 Jan 12

A 33-year-old Fairmont man faces multiple counts of criminal sexual contact for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. Matthew James Martinson was reportedly parked on a dead-end street in North Mankato when confronted by police. The officer noticed that Martinson’s passenger appeared to be “very young” and asked them both to step out of the car. When questioned, Martinson admitted to having sexual contact with the girl that evening, as well as 5 prior times at her home in Lake Crystal. He has been charged with 2 counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count each of 2nd, 3rd and 4th-degree criminal sexual conduct, and faces up to 30 years in prison. He remains in custody in the Nicollet County Jail with bail set at $250,000.