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Published February 14 2012

Hawley man accused of assaulting teenager

MOORHEAD – A Hawley man is facing two felony charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted an intoxicated and passed out 17-year-old girl at a party here last summer.

According to documents filed Tuesday in Clay County District Court, police responded to reports of a sexual assault the morning of Aug. 19.

The alleged victim told police that she had been intoxicated during a party the previous night and believed she had been assaulted after she passed out.

Documents state police obtained DNA tests from all the men who had been present at the party and allegedly matched DNA taken with 26-year-old Christopher Keith Haats.

A warrant has been issued for Haats’ arrest, but police have been unable to locate him, according to the complaint. He is charged with one count each of third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.