A Montevideo man employed at a local home for vulnerable adults is now serving time in the Yellow Medicine County Jail, after pleading guilty Monday, June 27 at the Yellow Medicine County Courthouse to sexually assaulting a female resident.

A Montevideo man employed at a local home for vulnerable adults is now serving time in the Yellow Medicine County Jail, after pleading guilty Monday, June 27 at the Yellow Medicine County Courthouse to sexually assaulting a female resident.

According to the West Central Tribune, Tracy Lee Stephen, 53, must serve 180 days in jail, a 24-month prison sentence—stayed for 10 years—and 10 years of supervised probation.

The charges had stated that Stephen had only been employed  for one month as a case manager at the four-person REM Minnesota Adult Care facility, when he assaulted the adult woman on two different occasions.

In a criminal complaint, the woman told police, "she was afraid of him and didn't want to say no,"  and Stephen told him not to tell staff or he would be fired.

The complaint also said that Stephen told officers that the woman had made sexual advances toward him in passing that he had not reported. He also said he has erectile dysfunction that would make him unable to "do anything anyway."