The Mankato Department of Public Safety has arrested a 47-year-old Mankato man on a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Mankato Police say 47-year-old Timothy Jensen was arrested on a preliminary charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Commander Dan Schisel says the mother of a child reported that Timothy Jensen had sexually assaulted her daughter, and detectives found there was enough evidence to arrest him, “Obtained through a Cornerhouse interview; that’s where detectives or officers are trained in a special way to determine kind of the occurrence.”

The criminal complaint describes Jensen as an acquaintance of the victim’s mother. He’s accused of fondling the girl and other inappropriate sexual behavior, as well as showing the child pornographic videos.

The age of the victim is not yet being released but Schisel said, “This is a…a young child.”

Initially, Jensen told investigators that he only cuddled with the child, but later detectives say he admitted to showing the girl a porn video and to committing the sexual misconduct.

Court records show that Jensen is on probation in a pending federal child pornography case.