Hutchinson Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct


A Hutchinson man has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after allegedly inappropriately touching a grade-school-aged girl years ago.

Authorities say McLeod County Social Services was recently made aware of the incidents from the victim.  Authorities deemed the accusations credible.

After being arrested and taken to jail Wednesday, authorities say 38-year-old Richard Scott Brown was charged Thursday in McLeod County Court with one count of felony first-degree sexual conduct.

Authorities say Brown had a relationship and was living with the victim’s mother at the time.

If convicted, Brown faces a maximum 30 years in prison and/or a $30,000 fine.


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