A man was sentenced Oct. 3 for raping of a vulnerable adult in Montgomery.

Chad Joseph Herman, 26, petitioned to enter a guilty plea to felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a vulnerable adult on Sept. 18, six days before his scheduled trial.

Herman had originally faced two counts of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the initial criminal complaint, which were dismissed under the plea.

Herman was sentenced to serve one year in Le Sueur County Jail, to be suspended when he gets a slot in inpatient chemical dependency treatment.

Herman also faces 10 years of probation on a stay of adjudication. If he successfully completes probation, the conviction is Once his probation is complete, the stay of adjudication means that the case will be dismissed.

Upon completion of his dependency treatment, he is required to reside at a group home or adult foster care home. In that time he may not possess drugs, pornographic material or have unsupervised contact with anyone under 18 or vulnerable adults.

According to the original police report, Herman picked the victim up in his vehicle at a Chaska park Feb. 22. After taking the victim to another man’s apartment, the two went to his last known residence in Montgomery, where he allegedly raped the victim. He took the victim back to Chaska.

He must also must take part in a sex offender program and take outpatient sex offender therapy as part of his probation.

Other updates from the courthouse:

A St. Louis Park woman faces drug charges in Le Sueur County.

Emily Dawn Hansen, 39, faces one felony count of fifth-degree drug possession, gross misdemeanor count of giving a peace officer a false name and misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hansen was arguing with two other people, the criminal complaint said. Police were called to the location on Fourth Street. They saw the three people get into a vehicle, confirmed they had been arguing and began talking to the three.

Hansen was slow to get out of the vehicle. She gave a false name and claimed not to have her identification, the criminal complaint said. The driver gave permission for a search of the vehicle.

The police found Hansen's ID and methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The other two told police they knew nothing about the drugs.

Hansen’s omnibus hearing is slated for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 21.

A Montgomery man faces drug charges for possession of methamphetamine and cocaine.

Blake Arthur Brinkman, 30, faces two felony counts of fifth-degree drug possession.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received notice that Brinkman had been transporting and selling methamphetamine from his car.

Using search warrant on his vehicle on Sept. 27, sheriff's deputies reportedly found 3.61 grams of methamphetamine and 1.11 grams of cocaine. Brinkman was arrested and brought to the Le Sueur County Jail.

Brinkman has an omnibus hearing slated for 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 7.

Felony charges have been filed against a Le Sueur woman for possession of illegal drugs.

Felicia Dawn Steckman, 25, faces three felony counts of third-degree possession of controlled substances.

According to a criminal complaint, Steckman was arrested Oct. 10 after a flashlight containing illegal drugs was discovered in her apartment by a family member.

When asked about the flashlight, Steckman reportedly confessed that the flashlight and its contents belonged to her. Family also told police that Steckman had been using ADHD medication that was not prescribed to her.

Upon inspection, Le Sueur police found a baggy and two cellophane wrappers containing .7 grams of methamphetamine, .5 grams of cocaine, two unidentified pills in a bag alongside amphetamine and dextroampetamine.

Steckman will appear in court Nov. 7 for an omnibus hearing.

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