Ham Lake man serving time for series of sexual assaults charged for 2013 Andover incident

A Ham Lake man who is currently serving time in prison for a series of sexual assaults in Minneapolis over a span of several months has now been charged for an incident that allegedly took place in Andover back in 2013.

37-year-old Jory Daniel Wiebrand, who is currently serving a 45-year-sentence for previous incidents, is now charged by warrant with one count of First-Degree Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct, one count of Kidnapping and one count of First-Degree Aggravated Robbery.

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An official with the Anoka County Attorney’s Office says by issuing the complaint as a warrant, that will allow a hearing to be heard sooner than a summons date.

According to the criminal complaint, deputies with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 800 block of County Road C shortly after 5 p.m. on June 11, 2013, for a report of a kidnapping.

The complaint states a 16-year-old girl told deputies a man ran up behind her and grabbed her around the waist before pulling her into a wooded area while walking home from Bunker Overlook Park. That’s when the victim told officers the man, identified in the document as Wiebrand, said if she screamed, he would kill her.

Documents state Weibrand then choked the victim until she passed out. She then woke up to see Weibrand running away, and he took her phone.

Despite having a description of the attacker, as well as DNA from a water bottle which had been discarded nearby, police weren’t able to connect Wiebrand to the incident until a profile was created due to a string of sexual and physical assaults in Minneapolis.

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In addition, the complaint states the DNA taken from the bottle then matched Wiebrand’s DNA profile.

If convicted, each charge carries the following maximum sentences:

  • Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct: Up to 15 years behind bars, a fine of up to $20,000, or both
  • Kidnapping: Up to 40 years behind bars, a fine of up to $50,000, or both
  • First Degree Aggravated Robbery: Up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $35,000, or both


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