Rosemount man faces charges for sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl

A Rosemount man faces a criminal sexual charge after a young relative reported inappropriate contact.

Lakeville police responded to a report from social services in a different county alleging that an 11-year-old girl reported Robert Eugene McKinstry, 63, had inappropriately touched her during a visit a few weeks prior.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim alleges that “McKinstry was scratching her back (when) he moved his hand around to her front and began to touch her left breast. McKinstry next began rubbing her butt over her pants.”

McKinstry allegedly said it was an “accident” that all he did was “slap her butt,” the criminal complaint said.

McKinstry was convicted of felony criminal sexual conduct for similar behavior with another young female relative in 1989.

The gross misdemeanor charge of criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree holds a sentence of up to a year in prison and $3,000.

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