East Grand Forks man faces sex charges involving two young children
CROOKSTON—An East Grand Forks man is facing decades in prison on charges of having sexual contact with an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old.
Jesus DeLosSantos, 31, made his first appearance Thursday in Polk County District Court on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, all felonies.
East Grand Forks police began investigating a reported sexual assault Feb. 21, which claimed DeLosSantos had inappropriately touched or had sexual contact with two children at an East Grand Forks home, according to a complaint.
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension tested samples from the children and the results matched DeLosSantos' DNA, according to the complaint.
A judge set his bail Thursday at $50,000, which certain conditions include attending future court appearances and remaining law-abiding.
He faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine on each of the first-degree charges and 25 years in prison and $35,000 on each of the second-degree charges.
His next court appearance is at 9 a.m. June 14.
DeLosSantos was previously convicted of domestic assault and violating no-contact orders, among other crimes.