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Former Willmar resident faces sex charges for assaulting girl


WILLMAR -- A 31-year-old man from Brownsville, Texas, made his first court appearance Tuesday on multiple criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly molesting an 8-year-old girl while his family lived in Willmar.

Renato Rodriguez faces three first-degree charges and one second-degree charge in Kandiyohi County District Court. Unconditional bail was set at $100,000 with conditional bail at $50,000. His next court appearance is Feb. 16.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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