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Man found guilty of criminal sexual contact for molesting girl


WILLMAR — A 38-year-old Willmar man was found guilty Thursday of four counts of criminal sexual conduct for molesting a young girl at a Willmar residence.

Juan Paul Cardenas was ordered taken into custody and held until his April 4 sentencing date in the order issued by District Judge Stephanie Beckman.

Cardenas stood for a court trial on Jan. 30 in Kandiyohi County District Court, and then the attorneys filed briefs in the case, which Beckman took under advisement last week.

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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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