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Willmar man charged with raping woman in a wheelchair

Willmar man charged with raping woman in a wheelchair

April 19, 2019 02:35 PM

A 27-year-old Willmar man has been charged with raping a woman in a wheelchair.

Anthony Parnell Jones is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct - contacting or penetrating a mentally impaired or helpless individual.

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According to a criminal complaint, hospital staff notified Willmar Police of a sexual assault against a vulnerable adult on Jan. 18 after a woman was brought to the hospital by ambulance and reported the sexual assault. The complaint says the woman then underwent a sexual assault exam.

The complaint says the woman told police she went to Jones' apartment the night before.

The victim said when she arrived, Jones immediately gave her alcohol then exposed himself to her, but she asked him to stop. The complaint states the woman said Jones then gave her more alcohol and continued to bring up sex, but she continued to say she wasn't interested.

A short time later, the woman said she had to go to the bathroom and when she tried to stand up in the bathroom she felt dizzy and fell to the ground, the complaint states. The victim said Jones was suddenly on top of her and having sex with her. The complaint continues, the woman was yelling at Jones to stop, but he wouldn't.

Eventually, Jones got off her and told her to leave or he'd call the police, the complaint says. Jones later said he'd called police and said a woman in a wheelchair fell in his apartment and he wanted her to leave, the complaint states.

When officers arrived, they assisted the woman, took her to the emergency room and noted bruising on her arms and legs, the complaint states.

When police spoke to Jones a few days later, he said he'd known the woman for a few months, but it was the first time she came to his apartment. He told police, according to the complaint, the woman was drinking and he just wanted her to leave, but then she got drunk and fell in his bathroom.

When asked if he had sex with her, the complaint states Jones responded, "Yah, something like that." It continues, when police repeated the question, he said he didn't really have sex with her, but "wanted to," adding he tried when she was sober and first came to his apartment.

When police asked what led to him having sex with the woman, the complaint states Jones said the woman wanted to and then went to the bathroom and took her clothes off. He later clarified he helped her take off her clothes, the complaint states.

"Yah, she kept on slapping me. I didn't rape her. I didn't have sex with her," Jones said, according to the complaint, when police asked if the woman told him to stop. Jones added that she purposely got on the bathroom floor and was hinting she wanted to have sex.

Finally, he told police he didn't have sex or penetrate the victim, and that a rape kit wouldn't find his DNA in the woman.

The complaint states that the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported back to Willmar Police on March 26 with a result that the samples collected in the sex assault exam at the hospital were a match to Jones.

Court documents show the court is scheduled to review evidence in the case before proceeding at the end of the month.

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