Rochester man to stand trial on 2021, 2022 rape charges

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man accused of multiple counts of raping children under 13 in 2021, sexually assaulting an adult woman in 2022, and making terroristic threats against an ex-girlfriend will stand trial in January.

Quentin Terrell Townsell, was accused of three counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct, including penetration, with 8, 10, and 11-year-old children following his arrest in March of 2021.

According to court documents, Townsell was released on probation a few days after his arrest, but was re-arrested in November following October accusations of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct against an adult woman, as well as terroristic threats toward a previous partner in November.

The State of Minnesota filed a motion Nov. 17 to seek an aggravated sentence against Townsell for the 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, if he is found guilty, as he allegedly assaulted the adult victim multiple times.

Townsell is being held in the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on $1M bail, as of Nov. 17, 2022.

His pretrial for the 2021 charges is scheduled for Jan. 5, 2023, with a jury trial scheduled Jan. 17.