Man charged in connection to 2019 St. Paul sexual assault

A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection to a sexual assault that took place in St. Paul this past spring, according to court records.

A criminal complaint states President Pimpin Austin faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. 

According to the complaint, St. Paul police were called on the morning of May 30, 2019, on the report of a sexual assault. The victim told authorities she met a man who introduced himself as Chris Page. The complaint said the man was later identified as Austin. 

The two were parked in the area of Reaney Avenue and Johnson Parkway when Austin punched her multiple times in the face until she lost consciousness, according to the complaint. 

The woman woke up the morning of May 30 and drove to her ex-boyfriend's house, where she called the police. 

During interviews with investigators, the victim said she had also been sexually assaulted, according to the complaint. 

Austin was arrested in connection to the incident on June 5. 

The complaint says DNA found during a sexual assault examination matches the DNA profile of Austin. 

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