Sex Offender Assault Trial Date Set 04 Jan 14

A trial date has been set for an inmate in the state Sex Offender Treatment Program in St. Peter accused of attacking a female employee at the state security hospital. 50-year-old Darrel Dean Prouty was committed to the hospital for kidnapping an 11-year-old girl and handcuffing her inside a locked school bus so he could return later to sexually assault her. The assault on the staff member at the hospital allegedly occurred after the woman told Prouty he was not allowed to be in her office and needed to leave, at which point he allegedly knocked her to the floor, grabbed her by the hair, and pulled her behind a desk. Prouty has been charged with felony assault, and his trial is set to begin April 2nd.