Sleepy Eye man facing multiple charges 18 Apr 17

A Sleepy Eye man is facing multiple charges including two counts of non-consensual sexual contact when he touched two victims without their permission. According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a complaint Saturday that 21-year-old Juan Lopez had touched a victim without consent. When officers arrived they found Lopez sitting on the curb at the intersection of 7th Avenue Southwest and Water Street in Sleepy Eye. Police asked for his identification and Lopez refused to give his name and began swearing at authorities in Spanish. While he was being handcuffed the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. A preliminary breath test showed Lopez’s blood alcohol content was at .264. He was transferred to the Brown County Evaluation Center where he continued to be belligerent and touched a staff worker without the victim’s concent. Lopez has been charged with two counts of 5th degree criminal sexual conduct, obstructing the legal process and two counts of disorderly conduct.