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2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

  • Sexual contact with a complainant under 13 years of age.
  • Maximum penalty: 25 years imprisonment.

5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

  • Nonconsensual sexual contact.
  • Maximum penalty: 7 years imprisonment.

Click here for Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct Statutes

Jury Verdict:

Not Guilty 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

Not Guilty 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct


Attorney Tom Sieben returned to an in person courtroom and left with a NOT GUILTY verdict. Our Client was accused of sexually molesting his daughter when she was between seven or eight years old. Our Client was in a contentious divorce with his daughter’s mother when the allegations surfaced years later.

The trial lasted four days and came down to the believability of the witnesses. Attorney Tom Sieben was able to support our client’s perspective of events and point out what investigators missed and the inconsistencies in the Complainant’s and her mother’s story. After eight hours of deliberation, the 12-person jury returned with a unanimous verdict of “not guilty” to both charges against our Client.

For this same Client, Attorney Tom Sieben obtained a dismissal of a rape charge. The allegation was a delayed report made by the mother of his child involved in the jury trial and because of a legal argument, the Prosecutor dismissed the charge prior to trial.

See Attorney Tom Sieben Case Victories here.

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