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Warrant issued for Spicer man for alleged sexual abuse

WILLMAR -- An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a 74-year-old Spicer man wanted on criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly sexually abusing a young boy about 10 years ago.

Marlin Leroy Kroona faces three felony charges, two first-degree charges and one second-degree count.

According to the complaint, Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office deputies were called to a verbal domestic between Kroona and a 20-year-old man on Aug. 9.

The younger man had spent the night at Kroona's home and said that he awakened to find Kroona touching his back and buttocks. The man said that he had been sexually abused by Kroona about 10 years ago and had never reported it.

The next day, the man was interviewed by a detective and reported that he had spent summers and other visits at Kroona's home on Green Lake and that the abuse happened in the summer of 1999 or 2000. He said that Kroona told him it was "their secret" and that he had not reported it because he didn't want to disrupt his family.

He said he felt compelled to report the abuse after the Aug. 9 incident.

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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