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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man was sentenced today to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl in Rochester about 10 years ago.

An Olmsted County Jury found 61-year-old Reymundo Gonzalez guilty of a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge during the trial that ended in June. He was originally charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in February 2021, when Olmsted County authorities issued a nationwide search warrant that led to his arrest in June of last year.

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The criminal complaint in the case says the felony child sexual abuse charges stemmed from an investigation that was launched by police in Breckenridge Texas in September 2018 after the victim's aunt approached authorities and disclosed that her niece had been sexually assaulted while she was living in Rochester around 2012 and 2013 when she was 7 or 8-years-old. The court document says the juvenile girl told Texas investigators that she had been physically and sexually assaulted by one of her mother's friends that had lived with her family for about a year.

Reymundo Gonzalez criminal complaint - Olmsted County Court
Reymundo Gonzalez criminal complaint - Olmsted County Court

The victim also indicated that her attacker had threatened to kill her brothers and sisters if she ever told her mother or anyone else about the sexual abuse. She also stated that he would hit her in the face, arms, and legs, sometimes with a belt, if she refused to follow his instructions.

In addition to the prison sentence, Gonzales has been ordered to register as a predatory offender and pay $6800 in restitution.

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