MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - A Mankato man is charged with multiple counts of felony criminal sexual conduct after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
According to the criminal complaint, 19-year-old Jalen Reed admitted to having sex with the girl but believed she was sixteen prior to being confronted by the girl’s father.
The alleged victim’s parents obtained a restraining order on behalf of their daughter in January. In an interview with law enforcement, the girl said she and Reed had been in a relationship since October of 2019.
Earlier this month, the girl was located at Reed’s grandparents’ house after a missing person report was filed. She advised investigators that she and Reed continued to have sexual relations.
Reed is charged with four felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one misdemeanor count of violating a restraining order.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest.