4-year-old contracts chlamydia in alleged sexual abuse

BRAINERD, Minn.-A 28-year-old man is facing six serious felony charges of criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly sexually abused a 4-year-old girl, who contracted chlamydia.Jason Jamaal Allen, 28, formerly of Brainerd, was booked in the Crow ...
Jason Jamaal Allen

BRAINERD, Minn.-A 28-year-old man is facing six serious felony charges of criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly sexually abused a 4-year-old girl, who contracted chlamydia.

Jason Jamaal Allen, 28, formerly of Brainerd, was booked in the Crow Wing County Jail on Thursday after he was transferred from the Minnesota Department of Corrections facility in Faribault. Allen is set to appear in court Monday on the criminal sexual conduct charges.

The alleged abuse was first reported to authorities in October 2014. The victim, who was known to the accused, had a scabbed area on her neck that looked like a ligature mark noticed by social workers, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Crow Wing County Attorney's Office. During a medical examination, the girl disclosed Allen touched her private parts while she was sleeping.

Follow-up exams of the girl led to further information on the alleged abuse. The girl said Allen touched her inside and outside of her private parts and that he rubbed his own private parts on hers. An exam did not reveal trauma, although the girl tested positive for chlamydia.

"The presence of chlamydia trachomatis in a 4-year-old child indicates direct mucosal contact with an infected person and is diagnostic of sexual abuse," a report referenced in the criminal complaint stated. "Although physical findings and sexually transmitted infections are in no way required to make a diagnosis of sexual abuse, the finding is supportive of (the child's) disclosure."

During an interview of Allen conducted by a Brainerd police officer in November 2014, Allen allegedly claimed he'd recently received a clean bill of health on a sexually transmitted disease test and told the officer he would provide the results. The complaint stated Allen never provided these results.

Interviews conducted over the course of several months with relatives of the girl confirmed she had shared the same stories with them since the initial medical exam.

Allen was summoned to court in September 2015 to face numerous felony criminal sexual conduct charges, including first-degree penetration of a victim under 13 years old, with prison terms up to 30 years..

Allen failed to appear for his first hearing on the matter and a warrant was issued for his arrest, leading to his appearance on the Crow Wing County Most Wanted List in December. It was learned in January, however, that Allen was already incarcerated in prison in connection with a felony first-degree aggravated robbery conviction in Hennepin County in late 2014.

According to Minnesota court records, Allen has several other previous convictions, the most serious of which was a felony domestic assault by strangulation conviction in 2012 in Ramsey County. He also was convicted of disorderly conduct and driving while intoxicated, along with several minor traffic-related infractions.