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Man, 41, enters plea for molesting girl, 12

WILLMAR -- Gonzalo Sanchez, 41, of Blomkest, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sexual contact last fall with a now 13-year-old girl.

As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was reduced from first-degree and another first-degree charge will be dismissed.

Sanchez will be sentenced Jan. 10.

The charges were filed after a man and a woman came to the Law Enforcement Center on Feb. 22 and reported that their daughter, who was 12 years old at the time, had been sexually assaulted.

They reported learning that Sanchez had touched the girl while she stayed over at his home in October or November of last year. The girl later relayed similar information to an investigating detective.

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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