Vernon Center Teen Criminal Sex 31 Dec 13

A Vernon Center teen found guilty of criminal sexual conduct earlier this year for sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 during an ATV ride is facing new charges in Blue Earth County Court. 18-year-old Johnathan Alan Giefer is now accused of having sex with the girl a few months after his conviction. The girl reportedly admitted to having sex with Giefer several times while he was still 17-years-old. He was recently ordered to complete a 90-day residential sex offender treatment program for the original charges. Giefer’s father is Jeremy Giefer, who received statewide attention several years ago when his conviction for sexually assaulting a teenager was pardoned by Governor Tim Pawlenty because he later married the victim. He had claimed that the original charges against his son were exaggerated and vindictive because of his case.