Aug 23, 2011

Archived: St. Cloud Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

The St. Cloud Police responded to the 300 block of 6th Avenue South Monday after a report of a sexual assault.

A 21-year-old woman was found with multiple injuries on her body.

A police investigation revealed the victim was held in her own apartment against her will where she was sexually assaulted and severely physically assaulted.

21-year-old James David Bryson of St. Cloud was identified as the suspect. Bryson was found in the area of the University Bridge after a complaint of a man jumping into the Mississippi River without pants and only a T-shirt was reported.

Bryson is being held in the Stearns County Jail on charges of alleged first degree criminal sexual conduct, false imprisonment, and second degree assault.

The victim was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital and is in serious yet stable condition. Police are still investigating this alleged sexual assault.

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