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Red Wing man faces 100 years in child rape

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RED WING - A Red Wing man accused of raping a juvenile girl could spend more than 100 years in prison.

Jonathan Palmer Vogland Bushey, 23, was being held Tuesday on $250,000 bond in Goodhue County jail after prosecutors charged him with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Each first-degree charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.

Goodhue County Social Services notified Red Wing police of a report that the child had been abused multiple times by Bushey. Court documents show Bushey and the girl know each other.

According to a criminal complaint filed Friday, the girl - who is younger than 10 - told police investigators that Bushey had been abusing her since she was 6 years old.

The child said the most recent abuse occurred earlier this month when Bushey was left alone with the girl and another female child for two nights.

Bushey allegedly told the child to sleep in his room one night so not to disturb the other girl, who was sleeping. According to the complaint, Bushey performed numerous sex acts on the alleged victim that night and later told her to keep the incident a secret.

The child's mother told police the girl had recently experienced problems going to the bathroom.

In an interview with police, Bushey admitted that he had slept in the same bed with the alleged victim this month, but did not admit to sexually assaulting the girl.

According to online Minnesota court records, Bushey was convicted in August 2009 of carrying a pistol while under the influence of alcohol in Goodhue County, a misdemeanor.

Bushey's first court appearance is May 7.

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