A Massachusetts man charged with gross sexual imposition with a victim younger than 15 made his initial appearance in court on Friday, Jan. 8.
Robert David Teitgen, 51, is facing three counts of gross sexual imposition by sexual contact and one count of luring minors by computer with a victim younger than 15.
Information about Teitgen's alleged crimes remain extremely limited due to the nature of the case.
Court documents state that between February and June 2020, Teitgen allegedly had three instances of sexual contact between Jane Doe, who is only identified as being younger than 15. During the same timeframe, he is accused of wholly or partly depicting sexual acts to someone he knew was younger than 15 using an electronic device.
In an affidavit of probable cause dated Nov. 25, Grand Forks Police Detective Michael Gavere wrote that illicit messages and photos were found on the victim's phone.
If convicted of gross sexual imposition, Teitgen faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for each of the three charges. He faces an additional maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, if convicted of luring.
Teitgen is next scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 10. A final dispositional conference in his case has been scheduled for April 22.