Local law firm Knutson and Casey are representing a woman sexually assaulted by her employer in Martin County.

Two years ago the victim was assaulted by Earl Dean Ricard when she went to pick up her paycheck. Ricard pled guilty to the criminal charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct in regard to the incident. Now, the victim is bringing forward a civil suit.

"That took care of the punishment if you notice it's the state of Minnesota versus the defendant what it doesn't do is take care of the victim in this case she came to us and has had a number of mental health issues dealing with what happened to her because of Mr. Ricard's actions and so that's we're seeking to do with the lawsuit is to compensate her for that," 
 
The victim is seeking $50,000 for therapy and lost wages incurred from the assault.

--KEYC News 12