Itasca County lawyer pleads guilty to sexual assaults

Jesse Powell KBJR
Jesse Powell KBJR(Itasca Co.)
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 12:44 PM CDT
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GRAND RAPIDS, MN -- An attorney from Itsaca County pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal sexual assault Friday.

Jesse Powell, 32, entered the pleas in Itsaca County court.

The charges were filed after several women he had been representing came forward, accusing him of crimes ranging from non-consensual kissing and touching to rape.

The assaults happened between September 2020 and August 2021, according to the victims’ accounts.

Some of the victims claim Powell raped them multiple times at his office, home, and at one of their workplaces.

Powell is expected to be sentenced in December.