Theresa Man Pleas No Contest To Assault Charge

(Theresa) A Theresa man was convicted Wednesday of assaulting a minor. Chris Christianson entered a no contest plea to an amended felony count of First Degree Child Sexual Assault of a Person Under Age 13. The incident occurred while the victim was visiting the area in August and she alerted her mother shortly after. Upon learning of the accusations in August, the 62-year-old attempted suicide at the Interstate 41 northbound wayside. He survived and admitted his actions to investigators. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and Christianson is due back in court on April 27th.