Chanhassen Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct, Stalking Released on Bail

May 26, 2018 05:26 PM

The video above is from a May 25 report.

A Chanhassen man who police say followed at least three women home from an event center and confronted them in their driveway has been released on bail, according to court records.


Sixty-eight-year-old George Jeffery Carlyle has been charged with fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of stalking.

Carlyle posted the $5,000 bond and was released Friday night. 

As a part of the condition, he must stay a reasonable distance from the victims' residences, follow instructions of probation and remain law-abiding. 

A criminal complaint details the several incidents which detectives all believe originated at the Metropolitan Ballroom and Clubroom in Golden Valley.

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Court documents said the first alleged stalking ended in an attempted sexual assault. The victim told police she drove to her Long Lake home after attending a fundraiser at the event center.

The criminal complaint said the victim told police she was approached by a stranger in her driveway, who asked her for directions. She said as she helped him, he moved closer to her and lifted the back of her dress up. The victim told police she screamed for help and scared the suspect off.

Wayzata police started that investigation and told Golden Valley detectives they suspected she'd been followed from the Metropolitan Club.

Court documents explain the second victim had just pulled into her garage when the suspect, identified as Carlyle, appeared on the driveway.

Days later, Golden Valley police set up a surveillance operation at the Metropolitan Ballroom. Johnson said he spotted Carlyle in his car in the parking lot. Court documents said the suspect would "periodically move his vehicle within the parking lot and at one point, backed his car into a parking space in close proximity to the front guest entrance."

Around 9:45 p.m., a police officer watched a woman leave the venue in her car and saw Carlyle following her. 

Johnson initiated a traffic stop in Shoreview and placed Carlyle under arrest.


Ben Rodgers

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