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Local man sentenced to 12 years for raping 6-year-old


WILLMAR -- A 30-year-old Willmar man was sent to prison for 12 years for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy. Once his sentence is complete, Manuel De Jesus Diaz-Orellana will be de-ported to El Salvador.

In May, a Kandiyohi County ju-ry found Diaz-Orellana guilty of a felony charge of criminal sexual co-nduct in the first degree for raping the boy, who was 6 years old at the time.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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