Man accused of sexually abusing girl several years ago

A 50-year-old man is being accused of sexually abusing an East Bethel girl from August 2005 and March 2006, according to a criminal complaint recently filed by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.

David Orlan Bjornrud of Stanchfield, which is located in Isanti County, was arraigned Jan. 24 in Anoka County District Court on two felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. His next court appearance is Feb. 18.

According to the criminal complaint, a 24-year-old woman told police that she had been sexually abused by Bjornrud when she was living in East Bethel. The first incident was in August 2005 when she was 15 years old and there were several incidents until March 2006.

The complaint details some of these incidents. Bjornrud allegedly put his hand down his victim’s pants and also showed her pornographic magazines.

The woman reported these incidents to authorities Jan. 21, 2014, according to the complaint.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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