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Stayed sentence revoked, man to prison for sex crime

WILLMAR -- Matthew Scott Rorvig, 21, of Willmar, was ordered Monday to serve 48 months in prison, plus a five-year conditional release period, on a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for molesting a girl when he was a teenager.

Judge Kathryn N. Smith ordered in Kandiyohi County District Court that the stay of execution on Rorvig's sentence be revoked .

He was given credit for 320 days already served in jail.

According to the order filed Monday, Rorvig was sentenced in July 2007 to extended juvenile jurisdiction, under which an adult sentence was stayed and he received a juvenile sentence. In March 2008, the EJJ sentence was revoked and the adult sentence imposed. Rorvig's prison sentence was stayed at the time and he was placed on probation, ordered to successfully complete sex offender treatment and serve a year in jail.

The order notes that testimony during the Monday hearing included that Rorvig had made essentially no progress in 3½ years in three sex offender programs. He also failed to comply with the conditions of his probation and with BCA requirements for predatory offender registration.

According to the petition filed against him, Willmar Police began an investigation in January 2007 after receiving a family services report that Rorvig, who was 17 at the time, was having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl. The girl was interviewed and informed investigators the contact occurred multiple times at two Willmar homes since she was 5 years old.

Rorvig pleaded guilty on the one second-degree charge in June 2007 and eight additional first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges were dismissed at the first sentencing hearing in July of the same year.

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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