Friday, 7. December 2012
A Hopkins man has been arrested and charged with third-degree sexual conduct. 49-year-old Todd Steven Wehner was already registered sex offender in Texas under the name Todd Wayner and was convicted of indecency with a child in 1995.
According to police reports, officers were dispatched on November 22nd at around 10 p.m. to investigate complaints of domestic assault. A woman–who later identified herself as Wehner’s girlfriend–was found upset and visibly assaulted, not far from Wehner’s home. According to the victim, she and an intoxicated Wehner started arguing. He punched her several times, then grabbed her and through her outside. When she returned, Wehner commanded her to go to the bedroom, then walked up to her and forced his hand down her pants. She told him to stop,. According to the complaint, he then pushed her to the floor, covered her mouth, and sexually assaulted her in the kitchen. After the incident, he threw her out of the house, at which point she called 911 and was taken to the hospital.
According to Hennepin County, Wehner remains in jail on a $100,000 bond. His omnibus hearing is scheduled for December 14th. Wehner has been charged with one count of sexual assault, no additional assault or domestic assault charges have been filed.
Third degree criminal sexual conduct is a felony charge in Minnesota. If convicted, Wehner faces up to 15 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.