Camacho faces criminal sex, stalking charges
NEW ULM — A 21-year-old New Ulm man already facing multiple felony counts of prostitution and criminal sexual conduct involving local teenage girls was charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of stalking in Brown County District Court Wednesday.
Colten C. Camacho, 1759 Oakwood Ave., was charged with: felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct – personal injury – force or coercion; fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct – force or coercion; gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct – non-consensual sexual contact; and felony stalking. Camacho was summoned to appear in Brown County District Court at 8:30 a.m. June 13.
Earlier this spring, Camacho was charged with 17 felony counts of prostitution plus first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving five local teenage girls since Jan. 1, 2015. He bailed out of the Brown County Jail with conditions, but not before a GPS monitoring system was connected to him.
According to court documents, a New Ulm Police Department senior investigator met with an alleged victim at a local high school April 24, regarding Camacho, whom she said she had known for three or four years. The girl said she contacted him via a Facebook friend when she was 14 or 15 years old and Camacho was 18.
The girl told police about an incident several years ago in which Camacho took her for a drive in his black Ford Crown Victoria, began talking about being a police officer and having several guns. She said he asked her if she wanted to see the guns and she said she did and he drove her to his residence.
She said Camacho got two beers and gave one to her and began to grope her. She said she told him to stop but he continued to grope her sexually. The girl said she asked Camacho to take her home but he said he just drank and could not drive. The girl said she feared for her safety, thinking she would be sexually assaulted.
Eventually, Camacho drove her home and touched her outside her clothing. The girl said she blocked Camacho from her Facebook account after the incident but he eventually found a way to contact her. The woman said she changed her cell number a couple of times due to Camacho’s constant phone calls and text messages. She described Camacho as being obsessed with her, which she said caused her constant fear.