WILLMAR — An offer to let an old acquaintance charge her phone at his home allegedly led to a sexual assault last week.
Scott Lee Trevino, 24, of Pennock, is in the Kandiyohi County Jail on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is accused of raping a woman Oct. 10 at a house in Pennock.
Trevino made his first appearance Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court. He is in jail on $300,000 bail for release without conditions and $150,000 bail for release with conditions. His next court hearing is Nov. 4.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman said she was upset over a fight with her boyfriend and was walking to a friend’s house. On the way, she met Trevino who was also walking. She said they had known each other 14 years.
The woman said she told Trevino that she was upset and her phone was nearly dead, and he invited her to his house to charge her phone, according to court records. He took her to a home owned by a family member of his. The criminal complaint describes it as currently unoccupied but furnished.
At the house, they went to a bedroom to get a phone charger, but he allegedly wouldn’t let her leave. When she tried to call for help, he took away her phone and threw her onto the bed. When she tried to get up, he shoved her back by her neck and said, “You’re going to be mine,” according to court records.
The woman said Trevino pulled off her pants and raped her. According to court records, she said she scratched at his face and neck and repeatedly told him to stop.
Afterward, he gave her phone back and allegedly warned her not to tell anyone, because he still had a month on his probation. Trevino is currently on probation on a 2013 charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The woman called a friend to pick her up, and Trevino followed her to the car, rubbing her shoulders. Before she got in the car, she said, she punched him in the face.
The next day, a detective interviewed Trevino. He said he had known the woman growing up. He allegedly said that the woman had texted him, wanting to meet, and he suggested his family member's house because it was cold.
According to the criminal complaint, Trevino said “something came over him,” and he pulled the woman to the bedroom, and she fell on the bed when she tried to pull away.
Trevino said he held his hand on her neck while he assaulted her and knew that it had been against her will.
Afterward, he said, the woman was crying and he immediately felt bad about what had happened.
According to the criminal complaint, Trevino said the woman said he had raped her, and that upset him, because he felt the word was too harsh to describe what had happened.