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Unconscious assault trial is reset


March 5, 2021

The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman who was a guest at his home has been tentatively rescheduled for May, after being delayed because of courtroom shutdowns due to Covid-19 concerns.

Jamin Paul Beardley, 45, of Sawyer, Minnesota faces charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct filed in August of 2020. He also faces charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor domestic assault in a separate case dating from November 2019.

When defense attorney Joanna Wiegert asked that the trial be set in the fall of 2021 during a hearing he...

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