Semi Driver Charged With Raping Teen
Jake Judd | Aug 21, 2019 AT 6:21 pm
(KNSI) - A semi driver has been charged with raping a teenage girl at a truck stop in St. Cloud.
According to the criminal complaint, Kenneth Zehnder, of Lexington, Michigan, sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl on Monday.
Investigators say the teen had been traveling with Zehnder for about a week and had been raped multiple times.
According to the sheriff's office, the victim was texting with 911 dispatchers in Otter Tail County around 10:30 on Monday morning.
She told them Zehnder had sexually assaulted her and she was currently a passenger in the truck on Interstate 94.
Minnesota State Troopers and Clay County Deputies started looking for the truck and managed to pull the driver over in Downer.
The 34-year-old was brought back to Stearns County on Wednesday and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Bail was set at $100,000. His next court hearing is August 29th.