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Man charged in sexual assault at group home

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A man living in a Cottage Grove group home for people with memory loss allegedly forced a fellow resident with advanced dementia to have sex with him.

Washington County prosecutors last week charged 68-year-old Alfred R. Knight with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the alleged Dec. 13 incident. Group home operators said Knight is "high-functioning and intelligent but is possibly in the early stages of dementia."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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