Doug VanOverbeke (Image courtesy Brown County Jail)

A Sleepy Eye man accused of sexually assaulting at least three girls is due in court on Nov. 7. Douglas VanOverbeke, 65, was charged in September in three separate cases in Brown County.

In August, a mother reported VanOverbeke had inappropriately touched her daughter at a family graduation party in May 2022. Van Overbeke is charged with three counts of 2nd-degree criminal sex in that case.

In September, two other victims accused VanOverbeke of sexually assaulting them repeatedly as children.

He’s been charged with two counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct in relation to one victim, and two additional counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct for the second.

Court documents say VanOverbeke had a significant relationship with each of his victims.  The Brown County Attorney’s Office is seeking an aggravated sentence due to the nature of his alleged crimes.