THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (Valley News Live) An anonymous whistleblower called Valley News Live and said that there was an underage drinking party at a Thief River Falls teacher's home. Court documents show there was an alleged sexual assault at that party.
According to court documents, 19-year-old Logan Gary Lane is being charged with felony criminal sexual conduct for taking advantage of female who was, "helpless due to intoxication."
The alleged incident took place on December 27th, with around 10-20 recent high school graduates.
Police said the house where the party took place belongs to a Thief River Falls teacher.
Court documents show the mother of one of the party-goers, who is a teacher, told them to quiet down. It was after then the alleged sexual assault took place.
It's unclear if anyone at the party was still in high school.
We contacted the school superintendent who was unaware of the incident. He said they will look to do whatever they can to ensure the safety of their students and staff.
We reached out to the teacher involved, but never got a response.
We were told Thief River Falls Police Chief Dick Wittenberg was in another city. He never returned multiple calls for comment about the investigation.
Lane could face up to 15 years in prison for the felony criminal sexual conduct. He is also charged with a misdemeanor criminal sexual conduct that comes with a maximum one year behind bars.
Valley News Live has chosen not to name the teacher because she is not charged with a crime.