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Guard Allegedly Had Sex with Inmate

Posted at: 11/30/2012 5:52 PM

A guard who works at the Minnesota Correctional facility in Togo has been charged with seven counts of criminal sexual conduct.

The Itasca County Attorney's office said 56-year-old James Allen Bongaarts is in custody at the jail.

The criminal complaint said that authorities received allegations against Bongaarts on Thursday, that he was sexually assaulting an inmate in Togo.

According to the complaint, when investigators spoke to the alleged victim that same day, she told them she had been having sex with Bongaarts for about two months.

Bongaarts allegedly told authorities a similar story, and that the sexual relations happened mostly in a storage area.

Bongaarts is expected to make a court appearance on Monday. His address, according to the complaint, is in Tower.