Farmington man charged with felony sexual conduct with a minor

A Farmington man is charged with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegedly having sex with a girl, 14.

According to a Sept. 27 Dakota County criminal complaint:

Tyler David Karg, 19, had sex with the girl three times, starting in a Rosemount park the night of Rosemount High School’s homecoming in October 2011.

The victim told police Karg knew her age from the time they started dating, and on Oct. 28, 2011, the victim was cited for a curfew violation while with Karg, and the citation stated she was only 14 years old.

After she received the ticket, the victim told police they had sex.

When the girl had a pregnancy scare, she and her mother went to the hospital, and Karg was present when the victim learned she was not pregnant.

During an interview with Rosemount police, Karg allegedly claimed he thought the victim was 16, the legal age of consent in Minnesota, but admitted being present when the girl received the curfew ticket and knew her age at that point.

He told police that he met the victim through a friend who went to school with her, and his accounts of the instances of sexual intercourse matched those reported by the victim.

Karg faces a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine from $9,000 to $30,000.

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