McIntosh, Minn., man acquitted of rape charge
A jury acquitted a McIntosh, Minn., man on allegations that he raped a child.
The trial for 40-year-old Jeremey Allen Jerdee began Monday and jurors returned a verdict on Wednesday night. He faced a charge of first-degree criminal sex conduct, which held a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a minimum of 12 years behind bars.
Jerdee still has another case pending that echoes allegations made in the recently concluded trial. He faces a first- and a second-degree charge of criminal sex conduct.
Neither the defense lawyer or prosecutor responded Thursday to messages about the case.
A criminal complaint said Jerdee repeatedly sexually assaulted a boy for years, beginning when the child was 7 or 8. The child confided in a friend after being assaulted and later confessed to being repeatedly assaulted during a forensic interview in November 2016, the complaint said.
The two remaining charges Jerdee faces were filed in 2018. Another child reported in August 2018 that Jerdee had repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted her for years since she was 8 years old, the complaint said.
Both children reported that they were ashamed or scared to report the assault, according to court documents.
A hearing is scheduled for June 27 on the pending allegations.