Man Arrested In Fridley Walmart Sexual Assault Case

FRIDLEY, Minn. (WCCO) – A 29-year-old Columbia Heights man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that took place at a Fridley Wal-Mart on Monday.

Nathan William Charles Jones was arrested Friday in Crystal by detectives from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the assault was brazen and was caught on surveillance video. It happened at around 2 p.m. Monday

Authorities said the man groped a girl while she was standing in an open shopping area right next to her mother and older sibling. Investigators said when the mother turned to look at some merchandise, he lunged at the girl.

Police said the girl, who is under 13 years old, immediately reported the incident to her mother and the mother contacted Fridley Police.

Jones will be booked into the Anoka County Jail for second-degree criminal sexual conduct, but he has not yet been formally charged. He must be charged by next Tuesday.

Jones has a criminal history that includes indecent exposure and similar groping incidents involving adult females.


One Comment

  1. easy says:

    Gun – bullet – dead

    1. klm says:

      No it’s not Gun – bullet – dead…it goes Bullet – gun – dead, Oh well as I once heard…easy problem=easy solution for this guy.

  2. jean says:

    good great of the streets, thanks to all those who helped catch the creepy man,now hopefuly a long stay away like 7 year pluse

  3. Tonya says:

    Shoulda just stayed home and spanked it…………

  4. Randall says:

    sex offenders cannot be fixed. why do we let these dangerous creeps walk free? this guy had a history of it for god’s sake!

    1. Janice says:

      The next level to his crime is not to leave a victim……lets learn from his crimes please….he’s getting braver and braver

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