“According to police, on the night of July 10, Raymond Cesmat, 42, confiscated the girl’s cell phone after an attempted attack and told her to leave open the door to her bedroom. But when Cesmat left the room for a few minutes, the tech-savvy tween used her iPod Touch, an MP3 player with Internet access, to call for help.
“The juvenile told officers that this night the defendant was flashing a flashlight into her room so she knew he was coming. When he first entered her room, he was naked and tried to pull off her pants. The juvenile said that she kicked him and screamed at him to leave her alone,” according to the criminal complaint police filed against Cesmat.”
(Raymond Cesmat Dakota County Sheriff’s Dept.)
“When Cesmat allegedly retreated, the girl, whose name is not being reported because she is a minor, used the iPod Touch to quickly open her Facebook page and look for friends online. She messaged Cesmat’s daughter and asked her to contact the girl’s mother to tell her to come home, police said. But just as the girl “was sending that message, she said, the defendant came back in her room naked again and got on top of her,” according to the complaint. “This time he got her shorts off, she said. The juvenile stated that she was kicking at the defendant, scratching him, and telling him that she hated him.”
The girl knew her attacker would try again very soon, so she blocked her bedroom door with her dresser and then climbed out her bedroom window. She ran to a gas station and called police. Evidence included Cesmat being covered in blood and he had scratch marks. The girl’s pajamas were also covered in blood.
The child’s mother had been out with a friend that night. No doubt her desire to go have a good time was more important than the safety of her child.
Cesmat, who was arrested on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, committed suicide while in jail.