Man charged with sex crime

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Luke Sigor Thompson, 38, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On Aug. 29, a Fairmont police detective was dispatched in response to a sexual assault report by medical personnel. The detective interviewed a 44-year-old female who said she had known Thompson for about nine years. She said he was considered a friend and she never had an intimate relation with him.

The woman said her husband was sent to prison so she moved in to live with Thompson at his apartment in Fairmont. She said the apartment had one bed that they shared, but they slept as friends, with no history of sexual contact or expectation.

The woman said she took a sleeping pill on Aug. 28 and indicated that when she awoke a few hours later, some of her clothing had been removed. She said she asked Thompson what he did to her. She stated that Thompson indicated he was sorry. She said she told Thompson that he raped her. She exited the room and upon returning, Thompson had left the apartment, but had left a note stating that he was sorry and asking for forgiveness.

She said that she had no memory of what happened to her, and called two friends to pick her up. She collected her belongings from the apartment and told them what happened.

A man later showed the detective text messages he had received from Thompson that day regarding the incident with the first woman, stating he was sorry.

Thompson was arrested and brought to the Martin County Law Enforcement Center. The detective read Thompson his rights, and Thompson said he did not want to incriminate himself and should have an attorney.

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