Charges: Man Kissed, Sexually Touched 5-Year-Old Girl
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FRIDLEY, Minn. (WCCO) – A 37-year-old Fridley man is accused of inappropriate sexual contact involving a 5-year-old girl, according to charges filed Thursday in Anoka County Court.
Aka Lawrence Fualefeh was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident, which happened last September in Fridley.
According to a criminal complaint, Fridley Police were called to a home on the 1000 block of Norton Avenue NE on Sept. 25, 2011, on a report of criminal sexual conduct. When authorities arrived, they spoke with the homeowner who said he has several immigrant families from Cameroon who live in the house with his family.
The homeowner told police that a 5-year-old girl told him that she was kissed inappropriately by a man later identified as Fualefeh. The homeowner told police that there had also been previous allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct involving Fualefeh with another child living at the home.
According to the complaint, an Anoka County Sheriff met with the victim, who said Fualefeh woke her up and told her to follow him downstairs. He had the 5-year-old girl lay down on the floor and started kissing her. He also engaged in inappropriate sexual acts with the girl.
If convicted, Fualefeh faces up to 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.