Itasca Co. legal professional billed with sexual assault misses courtroom listening to, warrant issued for arrest

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — A warrant has been issued for an lawyer in Itasca County who was billed with sexual assault soon after he failed to demonstrate up for his court docket hearing Monday.

In accordance to on line court docket information, Jesse Powell, 32, was meant to seem in courtroom at 1 p.m. Monday.

Jesse Powell, 32, is charged with one depend of 3rd-diploma and 4 counts of fifth-degree Felony Sexual Carry out.(MGN)

A choose issued a warrant for his arrest soon after he did not surface.

In December, Powell was charged with one rely of third-degree and 4 counts of fifth-degree Felony Sexual Carry out.

He’s accused of sexually assaulting a sufferer between February and August 2021 whilst he was symbolizing her in her divorce.

According to court files, the complaints range from non-consensual kissing and touching to 1 incident in which the victim states Powell raped her at his business.

She improved attorneys in August.

Powell faces 15 several years in prison if convicted of the most severe demand in opposition to him.

Court docket paperwork demonstrate Powell has a heritage of misconduct, relationship back again to at least 2018.

A harassment get was submitted against him in March 2021.

In advance of that, he was suspended from his placement as Itasca County’s Assistant County Attorney for sexually harassing co-workers.

An advocacy team is asking any other feasible victims to appear forward.

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