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HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) — A man who contacted police to complain that he was being harassed by rumors claiming he raped a young girl has been charged with criminal sexual conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, 21-year-old Robert Classen, of Hastings, Minn., contacted police last month. He said he was being accused of raping a girl. He told police he wanted the rumors to stop.

Police responded by contacting the mother of the girl in question. She said her 14-year-old daughter had reported being inappropriately touched by Classen.

Police interviewed the victim, who reported that on several occasions, Classen touched her inappropriately.

Classen now faces a felony charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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