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Criminal Sexual Conduct
July 5, 2016
Watkins man charged with sexual assaults of two children
LITCHFIELD—A 21-year-old Watkins man has been charged with six felony counts of criminal sexual conduct in connection with at least nine alleged sexual assaults of two children. Thomas Lee Voigt Jr. made his first appearance June 29 in Meeker County District Court, and he's...
July 5, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Two Minnesota men face criminal sexual conduct charges after responding to Craigslist ad
GLENWOOD — When 35-year-old Starbuck man Joshua Lee Walker allegedly responded to a Craigslist ad in October posted by a 14-year-old girl,...
June 1, 2016 - 9:53pm
Willmar man, 38, accused of fathering child of 14-year-old girl
WILLMAR — A 38-year-old Willmar man has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly fathering a child with a 14-year-old...
June 1, 2016 - 9:51pm
April 7, 2016
Montevideo man sentenced for sexual assault
MONTEVIDEO — A 37-year-old Montevideo man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct in two counties with a 15-year-old...
April 7, 2016 - 9:20pm
January 5, 2016
Appleton woman sentenced for having sex with juvenile
BENSON — An Appleton woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with a juvenile male will be on probation for 15 years and must register as a predatory...
January 5, 2016 - 10:15pm
December 21, 2015
Willmar businessman sentenced to prison for molestation of underage boys
WILLMAR - Willmar businessman Pete Hoagland, who pleaded guilty this fall to eight counts of criminal sexual misconduct involving underage boys,...
December 21, 2015 - 3:30pm
November 4, 2015
Appleton woman pleads guilty to criminal sex charge
BENSON — An Appleton woman pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with a juvenile male. In an appearance in Swift County District Court, Kelly...
November 4, 2015 - 11:11am
November 3, 2015
Appleton woman pleads guilty to criminal sex charge
BENSON — An Appleton woman pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with a juvenile male. In an appearance in Swift County District Court, Kelly Lilee Petersen, 29, pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree. The male was under the age of 16...
November 3, 2015 - 9:03pm
October 22, 2015
Former teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student
WILLMAR—A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from...
October 22, 2015 - 4:49pm
October 12, 2015
Woman charged with felony criminal sexual conduct
BENSON –– A 29-year-old Appleton woman continues to be held in the Swift County Jail on felony charges that she allegedly had sex or sexual contact with a juvenile male on multiple occasions this summer at her apartment. The male was over the age of 13 but under the age of 16,...
October 12, 2015 - 11:56pm
September 28, 2015
Appeals Court affirms Meeker County sex offender’s conviction
LITCHFIELD — The Minnesota Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion released Monday affirmed the conviction of Nathan Charles Robert Schwartz, 26, of Dassel, in a case involving multiple criminal sexual conduct charges. Schwartz was convicted in District Court in Meeker County...
September 28, 2015 - 11:18pm
June 29, 2015
Dassel man sentenced for sex crimes
LITCHFIELD — A 26-year-old Dassel man was sentenced Friday in Meeker County District Court to 30 years of prison on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Nathan Charles Robert Schwartz was sentenced to 360 months of prison,...
June 29, 2015 - 10:20pm
June 24, 2015
Spicer man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct
WILLMAR — A 29-year-old Spicer man alleged to have sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Nickolas Steven Neal also faces a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which will be dismissed...
June 24, 2015 - 11:25pm
May 22, 2015
Man argues for lesser sentence on criminal sexual conduct charge
WILLMAR — A 23-year-old man facing sentencing on a charge of criminal sexual conduct reportedly plans to argue for a lesser sentence during a hearing next month, according to the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office. Joshua Florez pleaded guilty in March to a felony charge of third-degree...
May 22, 2015 - 11:19pm
April 29, 2015
Prosecution seeks to introduce more evidence in Hoagland case
WILLMAR — Prosecutors seek to introduce evidence that Peter Hoagland, the Willmar business owner alleged to have sexually abused five young boys in the 1990s, also molested three other young boys between 1967 and 1985. The three new accounts of alleged sexual abuse were detailed...
April 29, 2015 - 6:49am