water polo caps Ely man allegedly assaulted teen at knifepoint
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David Alan Nielsen was charged in court last Wednesday with five felony counts, including kidnapping, two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, second degree assault and threats of violence.
The girl “was hitting, kicking and screaming” during the Nov. 20 incident,
said the criminal complaint filed in State District Court in Virginia.
The kidnapping charge includes a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, while two counts of criminal sexual conduct are punishable with up to 30 years in prison and $40,000 fines. The girl agreed, but he passed her house and told her he was going to “teach her how to drive.”
Nielsen drove the girl to a gravel pit outside town, where he did some doughnuts as the girl told police she sat on his lap. After stopping the vehicle, Nielsen pulled to the top of a mound and told the girl, “let’s watch the sunset.”
Nielsen made the girl kiss him, she told police, then forced her to lie down on the seat. After putting the knife away, he made the girl take off her clothes, before forcing her to have sex “five or six times.” When it was over, Nielsen drove the girl home and told her he’d kill her if she told anyone, while also threatening her family and friends.
Investigators with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office later found burnt material near both tire and footprints on top of the mound in the gravel pit. The next day, on Nov. A search of Nielsen’s vehicle also produced unopened condoms and a partial wrapper similar to the condom packaging. They noted “the vehicle’s glove box was broken and sitting at an angle.”
The criminal complaint also said that earlier on the day of the alleged assault, Nielsen had contacted the girl’s mother about replacing a tire on her vehicle.