Man Accused of Molesting 2 Girls for Years
ST. CLOUD – A northern Minnesota man is accused of repeatedly molesting two girls over a period of eight years. According to the Stearns County criminal complaint, the alleged abuse started in March of 2008 and happened at the victim’s home here in Stearns County as well as at the man’s home, while the girls visited.
The 18-year-old victim says 86-year-old Lester Lindquist of Newfolden, Minnesota began touching her inappropriately when she was between 11 and 12 years old. The 17-year-old victim says she was about 12 when the abuse started. They both say the abuse happened between two and five times a year.
Court records say Lindquist says he does not remember molesting the girls.
He has been charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.