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Stewartville man sent to jail for third-degree sex crime

One of two Stewartville men charged with criminal sexual conduct involving two juvenile females has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, 50 hours of community work service, and must register as a predatory offender.

Paris Emanuel Ankum, 19, had pleaded guilty in March to felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct-victim 13-15. In exchange for the plea, an identical count was dismissed.

Ankum was given credit for 31 days served, and placed on probation for 15 years.

His co-defendant, Auntrell Eugene Crawford, 25, has pleaded not guilty to a single identical count.

The charges stem from an alleged incident that began Oct. 29, when a woman reported her daughter hadn't returned home from school that day. About 2 a.m. the next day, officers on patrol in Rochester stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. According to the criminal complaint, Crawford and the girl were inside, as was another female juvenile.


The girl who'd been reported missing told authorities that after school, she'd met her friend — Ankum — at Soldiers Field. Crawford was in the car with Ankum, she said.

The three then picked up the second juvenile and went to Ankum's and Crawford's apartment in Stewartville, the complaint says. There, Ankum allegedly had sex with both girls, and Crawford had sex with one of them. The intercourse was consensual, the juveniles said. Both men were aware of the girls' ages, the complaint says.

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