Warren gets lengthy prison sentenceA Hudson man convicted by a jury in the sexual assault of a woman last fall received a lengthy prison sentence Monday.
A Hudson man convicted by a jury in the sexual assault of a woman last fall received a lengthy prison sentence Monday.
Dustan Charles Warren, 28, was sentenced to 29 years in prison and 13 years’ extended supervision on four felony counts by Judge Howard W. Cameron in St. Croix County Circuit Court.
On May 29 a 12-person jury found Warren guilty of second-degree sexual assault with a hate crime enhancer, aggravated battery, false imprisonment and recklessly endangering safety.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and seven years’ extended supervision on the convictions for sexual assault and battery, seven years inside and three years’ extended supervision on the false imprisonment conviction. The three sentences were to run consecutively. He was sentenced to six years in prison and three years’ extended supervision on the reckless endangerment conviction to run concurrently with the other three counts.
The criminal complaint said that on Nov. 27, Warren assaulted a 35-year-old woman and attempted to have sex with her against her will after a party in her Hudson home.
The victim told Warren she was a lesbian and not interested in guys and not interested in sex with him. After all the other guests left the party, Warren punched her, choked her and threatened to kill and rape her, the complaint said.
Warren told investigators he wasn’t at the party but drunk and lost in the woods near Bayport, Minn., when the incident occurred.
The seven-woman, five-man jury deliberated for about four hours before returning its decision in May.
Warren’s sentence included $123 in court costs, $7,241.48 restitution to be taken from prison wages, and a requirement to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.