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St. Ansgar man charged with sexual abuse

ST. ANSGAR — A St. Ansgar man faces up to 20 years in prison after being accused of sexual abuse.

The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department says 60-year-old Douglas Young was charged with one count of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child. Court documents show that Young is accused in the incidents involving teenage victims known to Young between July 2009 and May of this year.

Young posted $10,000 bond and has been released from jail. His arraignment hearing is scheduled for August 13th in Mitchell County District Court.

Third-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison. Lascivious acts with a child is a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years on each charge.


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