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Willmar man sent to prison, stay revoked in crim sex case

WILLMAR -- A 58-year-old Willmar man was ordered on Friday to serve 54 months in prison, plus a five-year conditional release period, for molesting several young girls eight years ago.

In Kandiyohi County District Court, Judge Donald M. Spilseth revoked the stay of execution on Timothy James Juetten's 2004 conviction on two charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He was given credit for 281 days already se-rved.

The stay was revoked after Juetten failed at two sex offender treatment programs and had physical contact with a minor female.

He had been ordered to successfully complete sex offender treatment and have no contact with underage females, including his victims.

A new charge -- a felony for harassment by stalking, following or pursuit -- was also filed Friday against Juetten.

His next appearance on that charge is April 15.

According to court files, Juetten has sexually assaulted at least 15 victims, from the ages of 7 to 37, including young females and men and women at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center while he worked there as a music therapist.

He was dismissed from the center in 2002.

According to the complaint, he fondled several young girls, between the ages of 2 to 17, during a 10-year period.

This was reported in April 2004 when two people reported to family services and police that the girls said that Juetten has sexually molested them.

In most cases he touched their breasts or buttocks, while performing a sex act on himself.

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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