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Rochester man charged with alleged repeated sexual assault of juvenile released on own recognizance

David Allan Kochen, 38, of Rochester, is facing charges related to allegedly repeatedly sexually assaulting a juvenile over the course of several years.

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ROCHESTER — A 38-year-old Rochester man is faces charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile over the course of several years at residences in Olmsted and Wabasha counties.

David Allan Kochen is charged with four felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Olmsted County District Court. District Judge Christina Stevens ordered Kochen be released on his own recognizance during a court hearing Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.

Kochen was also ordered to have no contact with the victim and not to leave Minnesota without written court approval.

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According to the criminal complaint:

Kochen sexually assaulted a juvenile dozens of times from the summer of 2015 to about 2019 at residences in Stewartville and Plainview. The juvenile would have been between 6-years-old and 9-years-old at the time of the assaults.

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The juvenile reported the abuse to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office in July 2022.

Kochen denied sexually assaulting the juvenile when questioned by law enforcement.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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