A 24-year-old Brainerd man faces felony charges for allegedly touching an 11-year-old girl at a Brainerd residence.
David Douglas Doberstein was charged Jan. 10 in Crow Wing County District Court with two felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under age 13.
According to the statement of probable cause filed against Doberstein, Brainerd police took a report Dec. 30, 2019, of criminal sexual conduct from a mother regarding her 11-year-old daughter. The mother reported her daughter was inappropriately touched by Doberstein while at a slumber party at a Brainerd residence.
During a forensic interview at the Family Advocacy Center, the girl described being in Doberstein's bedroom playing video games and sharing a blanket. She described two separate events, Dec. 28-29, where she was in Doberstein's bedroom with him and he sexually assaulted her over her clothes.
A police lieutenant made contact with Doberstein, who voluntarily came into the Brainerd Police Department. He was read the Miranda warning and he agreed to provide a statement. Doberstein said during the slumber party he, the victim and another child hung out in his room, played Xbox and played on their phones. The other child got sick and went to sleep in another room. The victim was going to sleep on an army cot but she refused to do so and slept with him, Doberstein told police.
When the lieutenant informed the defendant of the sexual assault, he initally said he didn’t remember that but then later acknowledged the assault on the girl started while she was sleeping and he was texting and talking to his fiancee on his cellphone.
Doberstein stated the girl woke up, pushed his arm away from her and at that point he realized what he had done and was in shock and disgusted with himself.
According to court records, Doberstein is currently on supervised release for first-degree assault. That conviction came from a case in Pine City in 2011, when a 16-year-old Doberstein shot his stepfather in the head while he slept in an armchair. He pleaded guilty and four other felonies — including attempted murder — were dismissed.
Doberstein, who was still in Crow Wing County Jail Monday, is scheduled for his next court appearance 9 a.m. Jan. 28.