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Local campground owner charged with criminal sexual conduct

WABASHA — The owner of a Wabasha County campground will make his first court appearance next month after being charged with three counts of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Paul Andrew Logan, 49, of Rochester, was charged with the gross misdemeanors Aug. 19 in Wabasha County District Court. He's due in court Oct. 6.

According to the criminal complaint, a girl told doctors at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys on June 13 that she had been inappropriately touched by Logan at the Pioneer Campsite Resort , which is near the Mississippi River between Wabasha and Kellogg. She said he'd told her on several occasions that she looks good in her swimsuit and had grabbed her inner thighs, the complaint says, but had never touched her under her clothes.

The girl told an investigator that on June 6, she and a few friends had gone to the campground lodge to ask Logan to turn on the basketball court lights so they could play. As the girls left the lodge, Logan reportedly grabbed and squeezed the buttocks of two of the girls.

According to the complaint, the other girl confirmed that Logan often flirts with the girls, has been "touchy" with them and makes her uncomfortable.


The campground, which has 240 seasonal campsites, riding trails and other facilities, co-sponsors a Bible camp with KFSI Christian Radio.

Fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct is punishable by up to a year in jail, a $3,000 fine, or both.

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