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Wisconsin teen gets stayed prison sentence, probation for sexual assault of young girls in Lake Lillian

WILLMAR -- An 19-year-old Sparta, Wis., teenager was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, which was stayed, 25 years of probation and 363 days in the county jail on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for assaulting two young girls last April.

In Kandiyohi County District Court, Cameron John Waters was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, register as a predatory offender, submit to a psycho-sexual evaluation, attend sex offender treatment and have no unsupervised contact with minor females without permission from his probation officer.

As part of a plea agreement, another first-degree sex charge was dismissed. Waters was given credit for 242 days already served in jail. The charges were filed after a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy was called last May to a Lake Lillian residence regarding a sexual assault. A man there said that Waters had visited their home for a week in April. A 6-year-old girl had told a parent that Waters had sexually assaulted her and an 8-year-old girl and then threatened them that if they told their parents they wouldn't be allowed to play with any of their toys.

A detective and social worker later interviewed the girls, who related the same information.

A Monroe County, Wis., sheriff's detective later interviewed Waters, who admitted assaulting both of the girls.

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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