Rush City man charged with criminal sexual conduct

By Rachel Kytonen

Isanti County News

A Rush City man is facing four charges of criminal sexual conduct stemming from an alleged incident that took place in an Isanti County residence in November.

Matthew Gene Kranick, 22, was charged in Isanti County District Court on Monday, Dec. 10 before Judge James Dehn.

According to a criminal complaint, on Nov. 18 at 5:24 a.m., Deputy Brandon Oliver was dispatched to a residence in Isanti County on a report of criminal sexual conduct that had just taken place in the residence.

Deputy Oliver was informed Kranick had left the residence in a vehicle, but as he was en route, he learned Kranick had reportedly returned to the residence and tried to run over the complainant with his vehicle.

Deputy Oliver met with the complainant at the residence who informed him Kranick had touched a juvenile female in a sexual manner at the residence.

Deputy Oliver spoke to one of the alleged victims who said she had been sleeping when she felt something touch her leg and continue to move up her leg. When she woke up, she saw Kranick leave the room and head into another bedroom of another juvenile female.

This juvenile female stated she was also sleeping when she felt a hand touch her leg and continue to move up her leg. She stated she woke up and yelled at him and he ran out of the residence.

Judge Dehn set bail at $100,000 without conditions or $30,000 with conditions. Court records show Kranick has past convitions of gross misdemeanor 5th degree criminal sexual conduct and providing false information to police.

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