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Burnsville man charged with sexually assaulting a minor

Eliseo Yanez.

A Burnsville man faces a felony charge after allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.

Eliseo Yanez, 23, was arrested on Aug. 1 and is being detained at the Washington County Jail awaiting further proceedings. Yanez faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 if convicted.

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According to the criminal complaint:

The victim said Yanez purposefully exposed his penis to her on at least two separate occasions. Yanez then proceeded to rub the victim's shoulders in both instances.

On another occasion, Yanez approached the victim and touched her thighs and buttocks.

After being confronted through a social media messenger, Yanez said, in part: "It shames me heavily and makes me so embarrassed to say that my predatory behavior towards (victim) is because I was attracted to her ... I did expose myself intentionally ... I looked at her (victim) and I sinned in that way, in no way am I blaming her, I take full responsibility for the fact that I looked at her body with lust and I am deeply ashamed that these thoughts would ever exist."

Hannah Black

Hannah Black is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism interested in the intersection of politics and the everyday lives of citizens. Outside of reporting, she enjoys running, going to museums and concerts, and trying new coffee shops and breweries. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog, Wendell.

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