Pine City Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Two Workers In Group Home

Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 6:17 am

A Pine City man is accused of sexually assaulting two workers in the group home where he resided in.

According to charges filed Thursday in Pine County court, 36-year old Chad Phillip Johansen was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the incident. He was charged Thursday with kidnapping and six counts of first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Police say that Johansen set up zip ties on his bed at the group home, took the purse of a female staff member and dumped it on the floor in the hallway near his bedroom door.

The staff member saw her purse on the floor and went over to Johansen to confront him about it. That’s when he grabbed the woman’s arm, dragged her into his room and sexually assaulted her, according to the criminal complaint. A second female staff member tried to intervene, but Johansen had the first woman tied down and then grabbed the second staff member by the neck and held her between his legs.

Both victims screamed at Johansen that he was going to prison during the incident, and he said he didn’t care, the complaint states. One of the victims then screamed something about “Jesus,” and he stopped the assault, calmed down and went to the living room of the facility.

Johansen was arrested and taken to the Pine County Jail. The case is still under investigation at this time.
(Photo from Pine County Jail)


  1. Outraged 04/27/12 at 10:05am

    I am outraged with whoever placed this individual in this home putting these two women in this awful situation. According to the Duluth News Tribune this man was on supervised release from Ramsey County. I thought our group homes in this area were for mentally disabled individuals not halfway houses for recently released criminals, disabled or not. Who made this placement? Who would place someone who is 6’9″ and 300 pounds recently released from Ramsey County under the supervision of 2 women? What was this man was recently released for? If he had a background of criminal sexual assault these women were doubly wronged.

  2. response to outraged 09/9/13 at 4:39pm

    What Makes You Think This Man Isn’t disabled? I’ve Been Working In Group Hinges For Several Years Now. Many Of My Clients Are Violent, And Potentially Dangerous. If ThIs Man Was In A Group Home This Story Has No Business Being Published. He Is Innocent Until Proven Guilty. This May Have Been An Effect Of Schizophrenia Or Other Psychosis. If So, These Women Should’ve Known The Risks, His History, And Been Trained To Recognize The Dangers. It Would Also Make This Story A Violation Of HIPAA Standards As There Is No Proof Of Guilt.

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