Sexual assault trial begins for Prior Lake man 16 Sep 11

Travis Allan Olson (Photo courtesy of Prior Lake American)

The first-degree sexual assault trial for a registered sex offender from Prior Lake began this week in Carver County court.

Travis Allan Olson, a registered Level 3 offender, is accused of assaulting the 12-year-old daughter of his then-girlfriend in Chaska several times between September 2007 and September 2008. The girl, now 15, told authorities in March that Olsen had sex with her on more than 20 occasions that year.

Jury selection began Wednesday and the trial began yesterday. Assistant Carver County Attorney Michael Wentzell says he expects closing arguments to be heard Monday.