A Farmington man has been charged with sexually abusing a Lakeville girl beginning when the child was 10 years old.
Jonathan Wayne Durbin, 38, is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. The offenses charge Durbin with having illegal sexual contact with a victim with whom he had a significant relationship and who was at least 16 but younger than 18.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim, now 17, told police that she began having sexual contact with Durbin when she was 10 years old and they both lived in Texas.
The victim said she moved to Lakeville about a year ago, and the sexual contact between the two continued after the move.
The girl told police that Durbin explained to her that he was “helping her learn about sexuality” and what it was like to “do certain things with boys,” according to the complaint. She said the contact involved oral sex and penetration.
Durbin insisted that the victim practice birth control from about October 2009, when she was 15, until last October, the victim told authorities. When they moved to Lakeville, the victim was not practicing birth control.
The victim said she and Durbin had sex on a weekly basis during the past summer, and that about a month ago, Durbin asked her to send him naked pictures of herself. The victim said she sent him the pictures.
Police interviewed Durbin, who denied having any sexual contact with the victim, though he admitted that he lay on the victim’s bed on a recent morning and “cuddled” her. He said that when she asked him to leave, he did so.
Durbin also said that the victim had a history of “coming on” to him in a sexual manner, and that he is uncomfortable with it and has pushed her away, according to the complaint. He said that the victim routinely wants to sleep with him in his bed and that she has touched him sexually, the complaint says.
Police asked Durbin if there was a chance that his semen could be on the victim’s clothing, and he said it was possible because the victim has seen him masturbate and knows that he uses a black sock, which he said she might have rubbed on her clothing, according to the complaint.
Durbin also admitted that the victim recently sent topless photographs of herself to his cell phone, but he said he didn’t ask for them and he thought she sent the photos to show him evidence of ringworm, the complaint says.
Durbin remains in the Dakota County Jail on a $100,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled Oct. 2 in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.