Rochester Man Sentenced for Raping Stewartville Woman in Her Home
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man convicted of raping a Stewartville woman is on his way to prison.
An Olmsted County judge Friday sentenced 30-year-old Merwin Coleman to 153 months. He was convicted by a jury in January of 1st-degree burglary and 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Coleman was charged after the woman reported the assault in June 2018.
The woman told investigators Coleman had given her boyfriend a ride to work while she was sleeping. The woman says Coleman returned while she was still in bed and sexually assaulted her.
An investigator later contacted Coleman via phone. Coleman told the investigator the sex was consensual. He said he had given the woman some Xanax pills in exchange for sex.