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St. Peter Man Accused of Trying to Have Sex with 12-year-old Girl

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LE SUEUR COUNTY, Minn. -

A Saint Peter man is facing one count of criminal-sexual conduct after allegedly attempting to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.

The case was filed on Monday in Le Sueur County.

Back on Saturday, the sheriff's office received a call saying William Sjerven had sexually assaulted the child.

Sjerven is 41-years-old.

According to the criminal complaint, after finding out what happened, the girl's father grabbed a shotgun and pointed it at Sjerven.

Court documents say a fight over the shotgun took place and a round was fired.

Sjerven fled and was later arrested.

According to online court records, a future court date was not yet listed.