Minnesota Lake Man Criminal Sex 23 Nov 13

An 18-year-old Minnesota Lake man made his first appearance in court on Friday over accusations that he sexually assaulted a girl under the age of 16. Bryce Jeffrey Woitas was arrested Thursday for the alleged rape, and this came less then 2 weeks after he was put on probation for 2 felony domestic assault incidents. The alleged sexual assault occurred earlier this month in rural Blue Earth County. The girl told investigators that she knew Woitas, and had agreed to go for a ride with him the day the alleged rape occurred.  Bail for Woitas was set at $100,000 in Blue Earth County Court Friday afternoon.