A 33-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to sexually assaulting two young children in Climax, Minn., several years ago.
Polk County prosecutors charged Brett Allen Goulet, of Crookston, with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies punishable by up to 30 years in prison, after two young children disclosed he had assaulted them, according to court documents.
A social worker interviewed both children in August 2014, both of whom told her Goulet sexually assaulted them at night in 2010 or 2011 while they were living in Climax, court records allege.
Goulet was charged in mid-November with the offenses and was arrested earlier this month. He made his first appearance Friday in Polk County District Court, where he pleaded not guilty.
His next court hearing is at 9 a.m. on Dec. 28.
Goulet's criminal record in Minnesota and North Dakota does not show any prior convictions for sex offenses.
In 2013, Goulet was found guilty of aggravated assault, a Class C felony, in Grand Forks County District Court and was convicted of misdemeanor fifth-degree assault in Marshall County District Court in Minnesota.