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Criminal sexual conduct is charged

A 55-year-old Hastings man, Mark Robert Schmitz, faces one charge of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 14-year-old female in Hastings.

According to the criminal complaint, Sherburne County (where the juvenile lives) law enforcement officials were notified of the alleged criminal sexual contact in November of 2011 and notified Hastings police. The juvenile female said the assault occurred at Schmitz's residence in Hastings when she spent the night there.