Two men charged with sexual assault of Austin woman

By Tim Ruzek

Post-Bulletin, Austin MN

Two brothers face felony charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault of a woman last week in Austin. A third brother also has been charged with an unrelated felony.

Oscar Barrera Sanchez, 27, and Pablo Barrera Sanchez, 24, each face a single felony count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly forcing sexual intercourse early Wednesday with a 23-year-old woman at their Austin apartment, Mower District Court records show.

Oscar Sanchez allegedly first sexually assaulted the woman, and Pablo Sanchez sexually assaulted her immediately after him, according to a criminal complaint.


Pablo Sanchez, also known as Lorenzo Andrew Leal, also faces a felony count of aggravated forgery for allegedly using a false Minnesota ID card.

Their brother Jorge Barrera Sanchez, 18, also is charged with a single felony count of aggravated forgery for allegedly possessing a fake Minnesota ID card.

On Monday, the Sanchez brothers, who live in Unit 2 at 505 Fifth Ave. N.W., appeared in court.

Judge Fred Wellmann set bail for Pablo Sanchez and Oscar Sanchez at $250,000 each without conditions or $50,000 with conditions, including that they cooperate with federal immigration officials and be monitored by a global positioning system, court documents show.

Bail for Jorge Sanchez, also known as Joseph Bilal Donya Hooker, was set at $50,000 without conditions or $10,000 with conditions.

All three men are to return to court on Nov. 24.

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