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Kandiyohi, Minn., teen faces criminal sexual conduct charges

WILLMAR — Cameron Fedor Steffen, 18, of Kandiyohi, made his first court appearance Monday on four felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl on multiple occasions.

Steffen’s next appearance is April 3 in Kandiyohi County District Court. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim or anyone under age 18.

Felony charges against 16- and 17-year-old juvenile defendants are public record.

According to the juvenile petition, a Kandiyohi County sheriff’s detective was called on Friday to a rural Kandiyohi County residence on a report of sexual abuse. A young woman reported that she had witnessed incidents of sexual contact between Steffen and a now-14-year-old girl on two occasions and that the girl had told her about one of the incidents after it happened. The incidents happened two years ago, but were not reported to adults.

The 14-year-old was interviewed and said Steffen tried to have sexual intercourse with her on the two occasions mentioned by the young woman and that the abuse included other sexual contact with Steffen.

He was interviewed and allegedly admitted to the incidents, telling the detective that he did not know why he did it and that he was not sure when the contact happened as it could have been two, three or four years ago.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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