Kasota Attempted Rape & Arson 21 Jul 14

A Kasota man is facing multiple charges, including attempted rape, arson and assaulting a peace officer with a deadly weapon. 33-year-old Christopher Lee Shelton is accused of attempting to rape a minor in his home, setting the house on fire after she escaped, and attacking Sheriff’s Deputies with a seven-inch blade as they questioned him about the rape. He’s being held in the Le Sueur County Jail, and bail has been set at $750,000. Shelton’s first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.