Austin resident pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting teen at KOAPublished 11:11am Friday, November 15, 2013
An Austin man on Thursday pleaded not guilty in Freeborn County District Court to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl twice during the summer of 2012.
Joseph Henry Mallan, 29, invoked his Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial. The date of his trial has not yet been announced.
Mallan faces four counts of criminal sexual conduct, including two first-degree counts and two second-degree count tied to the allegations.
Court documents state the first assault reportedly took place at the KOA Kampground east of Hayward and allegedly involved sexual intercourse in a camping trailer.
The second assault reportedly took place in a cabin near the small Freeborn County village of Moscow and reportedly involved inappropriate touching.
Mallan remains held in the Freeborn County jail on a $75,000 conditional bail.
First-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.