The Kasson Police officer found in a field with gunshot wounds was in court Friday morning as he faces charges of criminal sexual conduct.
Officers arrested 51-year-old Julio Baez last month after he got out of the hospital for those wounds. He faces charges including First, Second, and Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.
Friday morning, Baez's lawyer's request for lowering his bail was denied.
Baez is being held at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center and the Olmsted County Attorney's Office is handling the case to avoid any potential conflict of interest.
So far, three victims have come forward. Baez has been a Kasson Officer for 14 years and is currently on paid leave.
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