Rochester Man Being Sought for Reported Stewartville Rape
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a Rochester man who is accused of raping a Stewartville woman. The woman told investigators it happened Sunday morning at her residence. She says 29-year-old Merwin 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. She was able to go to a neighbor’s residence and called 911.
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. An arrest warrant has been issued for Coleman, who is also facing two recent domestic assault cases.