Sex offender pleads not guilty to having sex with teenPublished 9:57am Friday, June 22, 2012
A registered sex offender charged with having sex with an Austin teenager and fondling a 4-year-old boy — both within three months — pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mower County Court.
Brian Broulik, 39, of Blooming Prairie, pleaded not guilty to felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a teenage victim.
Broulik was also charged on June 14 in Dodge County Court with felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct for fondling the 4-year-old. He has yet to make his plea in that case.
According to court complaints, Broulik arranged to meet with the Austin teen in March while the teen’s parents were gone. In May, an FBI agent also served Broulik with a federal search warrant and found child pornography on Broulik’s phone, including video of Broulik allegedly fondling the child, according to the Dodge County Court complaint.
Broulik is already listed as a Level 3 sex offender, as he was convicted in 1997 of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in Steele County and again of the same charge in Rice County in 1998. He also violated his terms of offender registration in Freeborn County in 2007 and has a restraining order violation of a victim younger than 18 pending in Olmsted County Court.
Broulik is held in the Mower County jail on $250,000 bail and is scheduled for a pretrial on Aug. 17.