More Charges Prepared Against Pardoned Minn. Man

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to add a dozen new felony charges against a Minnesota man accused of sexually assaulting a girl more than 250 times over several years.

The case of 36-year-old Jeremy Giefer, of Vernon Center, has drawn attention because he received a pardon in 2008 on his 1994 conviction of having sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was 19. They later married.

The Free Press of Mankato reports Tuesday that Assistant Blue Earth County Attorney Chris Rovney has asked Judge Bradley Walker to add the new charges to a 12-count complaint filed last month against Giefer.

Rovney said at a hearing Monday the 12 new charges don’t involve any additional victims, but “more adequately reflect” the allegations made by a teen who told investigators Giefer had been sexually assaulting her since she was 9 years old.

Giefer’s attorney says the alleged victim has told others that nothing happened.

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  • Margaret

    Where is the real life Dexter when you need him?!

  • Jennifer

    LOL I would have a to ask the same question Margaret! This is getting out of control!

  • tish

    Of course “she told other that nothing happened”. Would you want to explain over and over again what this monster did every time someone asked about it. We need to understand that people like Giefer are predators and like a wolf, will hunt and hunt until they find the weakest victims to prey upon.
    Finding the right victim and taking advantage of them is a 80 an hour a week full time job for years and years for these sociopaths.

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