Minneapolis Man Charged with 9 Felonies after Authorities Allege Abuse of 2 Vulnerable Females

Jerry Lee Curry Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Jerry Lee Curry

February 22, 2018 03:55 PM

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A Minneapolis man is facing nine felony charges after authorities allege he physically and sexually abused two mentally and emotionally vulnerable female relatives.

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They also allege it is likely he fathered a child with one, according to results of DNA testing.

Jerry Lee Curry, 51 of Minnneapolis, is charged with one count of stalking, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of criminal sexual conduct, two counts of criminal abuse by a caregiver of a vulnerable adult, one count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of endangering a child.

He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint, one of the adult women, whose intellectual skills are described as equivalent to first-to-third grade, reportedly sought shelter at a facility in May, where she alleged Curry struck both she and the second vulnerable adult with bats and paddles on their arms, legs and heads.

She also alleged Curry restrained her with a dog chain around her ankles for multiple days at a time. The criminal complaint said the woman had multiple injuries, including a left ear that was reported to have been largely detached. An examination reportedly also revealed injuries consistent with having been chained.

The woman also reported she could not see out of her left eye after Curry allegedly stomped on her head, and the complaint states the examination showed her left pupil to be completely gray and slightly protruded.

The criminal complaint states the second woman, whose intellectual functioning was described as being in the mild to moderate intellectual disability range, was pregnant when she underwent an interview in May of last year.

After initially denying physical abuse, the complaint alleges she later tearfully disclosed Curry raped her and was the father of her unborn child. She also described being struck by fists, bats and brooms.

Both women also alleged abuse of another individual.

The criminal complaint states that individual did not show any injury or signs of physical abuse and denied experiencing or observing any. But the complaint alleges in a later interview, that individual did describe being struck with a golf club on the head by Curry, as well as alleging observation of Curry's abuse of the other two women.

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