A 41-year-old St. Peter man has been accused of attempting to have sex with a 12-year-old girl. One count of criminal-sexual conduct was filed against William Sjerven on Monday in Le Sueur County Court. This came after authorities had received a report on Saturday that he had sexually assaulted the child. Investigators say that after finding out what happened, the girl’s father apparently grabbed a shotgun and pointed it at Sjerven. A fight over the weapon then reportedly took place, and a shot was fired. Sjerven fled, but was later taken into custody. His next court date has not been set at this time.