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2 students accused of attempted sexual assault at Crown College

One of the suspects says it was a prank gone wrong.

Two Crown College students have been charged with attempting to sexually assault a young man who also attends the private Christian school. 

On Friday, the Carver County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of the two suspects, 21-year-old Harvey Michael Holcombe and Michael Fletcher Brewster, 23, in connection with the alleged Feb. 14 incident.

A press release says it happened at the college, which is near Waconia, about 35 miles southwest of Minneapolis. 

According to the release, the victim, a 19-year-old male student, reported the assault on Wednesday, telling authorities the two suspects — who were known to the victim — came to his home and "overpowered" him, "removed portions of his clothing, and attempted to sexually assault him."

He was eventually able to get free, the sheriff's office notes. 

Authorities have interviewed a witness and one of the suspects, who "described the incident as a prank that went wrong."

Nonetheless, the two men have been charged with 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, a crime that carries a penalty of up to 25 years in prison. 

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