Plea deal in 2018 Rochester sex assault

Marcus Shines
Marcus Shines

Trial was set to begin Monday.

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 3:57 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 4:15 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A plea deal is reached over the sexual assault of a woman at a summer party.

Marcus Aaron Shines, 37 of Rochester, was arrested in late-July 2018 and charged with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. Authorities say he assaulted a woman in the 1600 block of 8 ½ street SE in Rochester.

On Monday, Shines’ trial was scheduled to begin but he entered a plea to the reduced charged of 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.
Shines is now due to be sentenced on January 13, 2020.

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