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Rosemount man charged with sexual assault

The Dakota County Attorney's office has filed fourth degree criminal

sexual conduct charges against a 27-year-old Rosemount man accused of

trying to force himself on a 26-year-old woman at a Rosemount home.

According to a complaint filed by Rosemount Police investigator

Dwayne Kuhns David Benedict Mason first groped then attempted to have

sex with the victim, who he knows, while she lay in bed.

The victim called police May 28 to report the assault. She told

police she awoke to Benedict touching her. She said she began to move

around and Benedict stopped. He walked away but reportedly came back

and tried to force himself on her. When she tried to push him away he

reportedly forced her down and put his hand over his mouth. The

victim told police she held her legs together and rolled over, at

which point Mason left.

If convicted on the charge of criminal sexual conduct Mason could

face up to 10 years in jail and fines of up to $20,000.

Police arrest man for heroin possession

The Dakota County Attorney's office has filed drug charges against

Juan Jose Castro Marquez, 28, following a traffic stop that occurred

May 25 on Highway 52.

Dakota County Sheriff's deputies were on patrol when they noticed the

occupants of the vehicle in front of them appeared very nervous,

frequently turning around to look at the police car. The vehicle then

drifted over the fog line on the right side of the road. Police

stopped the vehicle near 160th street.

Police determined the driver of the vehicle had a revoked driver's

license. They also determined Marquez, the front seat passenger, had

suspended driving privileges. Deputies searched the car and found a

scale containing a white powdery residue. They also found three

syringes under the floor mat where Marquez was sitting. Police

arrested Marquez for possession of a controlled substance and then

found two plastic baggies containing what police believed was heroin.

Further testing by the St. Paul Police Department Crime lab confirmed

the substances in the baggies was heroin.

Marquez faces one charge of possession of heroin. If convicted,

Marquez could face up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in

fines.

Woman charged with writing bad checks

A 36-year-old Lakeville woman faces charges she wrote several

thousand dollars worth of checks on a closed account at Rosemount

National Bank.

According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office

Nancy Ann Zuehlke wrote dozens of checks - ranging in value from $6

to $2,800 - from January 2005 through March 2006.

The bank sent Zuehlke a certified letter July 26, 2005, to inform

Zuehlke and her husband the account had been closed. In a statement

to police Zuehlke admitted she got the letter and kept it from her

husband.

If convicted, Zuehlke could face up to five years in jail and fines

of up to $10,000.