Limousine Driver Accuses Man of Groping
A 54-Year-old man has been accused of criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly groped a female limousine driver in February, according to the charges that were filed in Dakota County Court on April 29.
Robert, Michael, Nielson has been charged with one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a gross misdemeanor, in connection with the incident that occurred on February 25.
According to the charges, the Apple Valley Police were called to a Galaxie Avenue gas station after being told there was an intoxicated male on the premises. When authorities arrived, they spoke with a female limousine driver who told police she had picked up the man to take him home.
The complaint says that Nielsen couldn’t remember his address and that he refused to show her his driver’s license so she would know where to go. He directed her to 157th and Galaxie. He then moved toward the front seat, put his right hand on her shoulder, and then groped her chest. The woman said she quickly shoved his hand away.
She then told him she was going to drop him off at the gas station, which is when he gave her a $20 bill and told her to continue driving. He then grabbed her face and attempted to kiss her, according to the complaint. She said he also told her that she was beautiful. After this, she proceeded to the gas station so she could call the police.
While at the gas station, the woman waited outside of the vehicle for police to arrive. Officers questioned Nielson about the sexual assault of the woman and his response was that he had done nothing to anyone, according to the complaint.
If convicted, Nielson could face a $3,000 fine and up to a year in jail.
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