Oakdale man faces criminal sexual conduct charge

A 32-year-old Oakdale man has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting a neighbor.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police that she got a new cell phone in October and needed to make a phone call to activate it. The complaint states the woman saw the defendant, identified as Joshua Adewale Olaosebikan, in the parking lot, and asked to use his phone.

The woman said she was familiar with Olaosebikan because they attended the same local college. According to the complaint, Olaosebikan agreed to let her use his phone and suggested they go up to his apartment because it was cold outside.

When they got up to the apartment, the woman activated her phone and then began walking to the door of the apartment to leave, according to the complaint.

She said while she was attempting to exit, Olaosebikan walked up behind her and grabbed her by both of her arms and allegedly told her he wanted to have sex with her, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, after she said no, the defendant locked her inside the apartment and sexually assaulted her.

The victim told Olaosebikan that she would not tell police about the attack if he let her leave the apartment, and she was able to go back to her own apartment, according to the complaint. She then called a friend who drove her to Regions Hospital.

The victim received several text messages from the defendant after the assault asking her to forgive him, according to the complaint.

The complaint states Olaosebikan was interviewed at the Oakdale Police Department a few days later and acknowledged he knew the victim. According to the complaint, Olaosebikan said he didn’t know whether the victim wanted to have sex with him, and that he believed he did not force himself onto her.

He also admitted to sending apologetic text messages, the complaint states.

Police obtained a DNA sample from Olaosebikan and confirmed that his DNA profile was found on the victim after the assault, according to the complaint.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.

— Alex Holmquist

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