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Police: Northwest Minnesota man sexually assaulted boy in campground bathroom

Dalton Cruz Kezar

WARROAD, Minn. -- A Warroad man has been accused of sexually assaulting a young child inside a campground bathroom in Roseau County in far northwest Minnesota.

Court documents released Monday, July 16, accuse Dalton Cruz Kezar, 18, of sexually assaulting a boy less than 10 years old. The child and his mother used a public restroom Thursday at the Warroad City Campground -- the mother went into the women’s bathroom while the boy went into the men’s restroom, according to court documents. The mother came out and thought it was unusual her son had been in the bathroom so long, according to charging documents.

She was about to knock on the men’s restroom door when the boy came out, appearing emotionally upset, court documents said. He said a man in the restroom had sexually assaulted him in the restroom, court documents said.

Video surveillance shows Kezar going in the men’s bathroom after the boy, and the mother confronted Kezar when he left the restroom, according to court documents. Kezar fled the scene on a bicycle but was later arrested by the Warroad police.

In court Monday, he was charged with three felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

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