Rochester man accused of sex assault in Winona



A 26-year-old man from Rochester, Minn., accused of raping a woman last fall was charged , according to the Winona Police Department.

Gallad Abdullahi Gudlawe, 26, of Rochester, was charged with fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly raped a woman last October and summoned to appear in Winona County District Court.

According to the report, on October 9, 2018, police responded to a report of a sexual assault at a residence in Winona where a woman reportedly told police that she was raped by a man the night before.

The woman then reportedly went to the hospital for an exam, and DNA was taken from the victim and sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The DNA reportedly matched Gudlawe.

Investigators later met with Gudlawe, who explained that he wanted to “clear things up.” He reportedly told officers multiple versions of events, and allegedly changed his statement multiple times during the conversation. Gudlawe faces a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of $3,000.


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