UPDATE: A Stewartville man on the run from the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office for nearly a month is arrested in California.
According to the sheriff's office, 24-year-old Majed Issac Ijong was arrested on Saturday, in Pacific Grove, California. Ijong is wanted on two counts of First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Person under the age of 13-years-old and two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Victim under the age of 13-years-old.
According to KSBW Channel 8, while authorities were investigating reports that Ijong sexually assaulted a young child, he left town, and traveled to California's Central Coast, where he has family.
According to the Pacific Grove Police Department, they received a request for assistance from the U.S. Marshals, on behalf of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, in arresting Ijong. Pacific Grove officers and U.S. Marshals then conducted an area check and located Ijong in a vehicle in the parking lot of the American Tin Cannery.
Ijong was arrested without incident and was transported to the Monterey County Jail. He is currently waiting extradition back to Minnesota.
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According to the criminal complaint, Majed Issac Ijong allegedly sexually assaulted a young child. The alleged crimes happened while the victim's mother was gone from the house.
The victim also said Ijong touched her inappropriately multiple times. One of those times was when she was sleeping in bed.
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According to Captain Scott Behrns, the sheriff's office is searching for Majed Issac Ijong, 24. Ijong is wanted on two counts of First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Person under the age of 13-years-old and two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Victim under the age of 13-years-old.
The investigation began on October 13, 2017, when Olmsted County Deputies responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at a home in Stewartville. The investigation determined that Ijong allegedly committed acts to a young child that was known to him.
The sheriff's office said they're attempts at locating Ijong have been unsuccessful at this time. They also believe Ijong may have fled Minnesota, but his destination is unknown.
Ijong is a black male approximately 6’4’’ in height, 175 lbs. with brown eyes.
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