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Charges: Group Home Resident Sexually Assaulted 2 Workers

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(credit: Pine County Jail)

(credit: Pine County Jail)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 36-year-old Pine City man is accused of sexually assaulting two workers in the group home where he resided in northern Minnesota, according to charges filed Thursday in Pine County Court.

Chad Phillip Johansen was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the incident. He was charged Thursday with kidnapping and six counts of first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to police, Johansen pre-staged zip ties on his bad at the group home, took the purse of a female staff member and dumped it on the floor in the hallway near his bedroom door.

The staff member saw her purse on the floor and went over to Johansen to confront him about it. That’s when he grabbed the woman’s arm, dragged her into his room and sexually assaulted her, according to a criminal complaint. A second female staff member tried to intervene, but Johansen had the first woman tied down and then grabbed the second staff member by the neck and held her between his legs.

Both victims screamed at Johnson that he was going to prison during the incident, and he said he didn’t care, the complaint states. One of the victims then screamed something about “Jesus,” and he stopped the assault, calmed down and went to the living room of the facility.

Johansen was promptly arrested without incident and taken to the Pine County Jail. It was learned he is on supervised release from Ramsey County and was staying at the group home under a court order.

The case is still under investigation at this time.

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