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Sexual abuse of girls alleged

Years of alleged sexual abuse could land a Goodhue man in prison for decades.

Authorities on Friday charged John Jeremy Hahn, 19, with five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. During interviews with investigators, Hahn allegedly admitted to sexually abusing two girls for a period of up to five years.

He was being held Friday in Goodhue County Jail on $75,000 bail.

The allegations surfaced after a girl told her youth group pastor about the alleged abuse.

Hahn was arrested Thursday by Rochester police and taken to Red Wing for questioning by Goodhue County authorities.

He allegedly admitted to sexually abusing two girls, one since she was 4 or 5 years old, the other since she was 12 or 13. It was unknown Friday if accusations by a third girl would also result in charges.

Hahn is related to the alleged victims, the criminal complaints state. The documents describe extensive abuse, including accusations that Hahn bribed one victim with money in exchange for sex acts.

If convicted on one of the first-degree charges, Hahn faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.