Homeless man pleads guilty to Rochester assault

Police say he forced his way inside a woman's apartment.

Posted: Sep 6, 2018 3:35 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A homeless man is pleading guilty to attacking a woman in her apartment.

Joseph Colon, 56, entered guilty pleas Thursday to 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct and domestic assault by strangulation. His sentencing is set for November 14.

Rochester police say Colon forced his way inside his victim’s apartment on June 9, 2017, held her captive, and injured her face. Colon was found not competent to stand trial in March but that ruling was reversed in July and his trial was scheduled to begin on Monday.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 23°
Albert Lea
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 21°
Austin
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 25°
Charles City
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 23°
Rochester
Overcast
28° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 20°
Light snow and steady temps
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

NIACC women's hoops off to best start ever

Image

Two Granny Basketball teams to be honored

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/23

Image

Minnesota homelessness up

Image

City Council Raise reactions

Image

Rochester Housing Market Outlook for 2020

Image

10th Annual Autism Awareness Gala

Image

Gov. tours mall and Arena

Image

Ending Mental Illness Stigma

Image

Developments of Vision North Iowa

Community Events