(West Central Tribune/Olivia, MN) An Olivia teenager made his first court appearance Monday on charges he sexually assaulted young girls who attended his mother’s home day care.
The West Central Tribune reports 16-year-old Trent Anthony Uhlenkamp appeared before Judge Dwayne Knutsen in the Renville County Courthouse in Olivia.
Uhlenkamp sat between his mother, Peggy Jo Uhlenkamp – who is also facing charges in connection with the case, and Curtis Reese, a public defender.
Trent Uhlenkamp is charged in a Renville County juvenile petition with three felony counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree for allegedly touching young girls inappropriately.
Uhlenkamp’s attorney, Curtis Reese, indicated that Uhlenkamp was entering a denial of the charges filed against him.
Uhlenkamp was released to the custody of his mother with several conditions.
Meanwhile, 46-year-old Peggy Jo Uhlenkamp is expected to make her first court appearance March 28.
She faces four charges: one gross misdemeanor count of failing to report the alleged abuse of two or more children to law enforcement and three gross misdemeanor counts of child neglect – knowingly permitting the continued physical or sexual abuse of three different alleged victims.