On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, Estherville Police and the Department of Human Services concluded an investigation of a sexual assault that began on July 25, 2012. The mother of a 9-year-old victim reported that her daughter had been sexually assaulted.
At the conclusion of the investigation, John Marvin Hanson, age 56, of Estherville was charged with sexual assault in the second degree. The Class B Felony is punishable by confinement of not more than 25 years in prison. Hanson was placed in the Emmet County Jail and awaits an initial appearance before a magistrate.
All suspects are presumed innocent until they are found guilty in a court of law.