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Rochester, MN (KROC-AMNews) - A Rochester man has been given a chance to avoid a fairly lengthy prison sentence for sexually abusing a young girl.

56-year-old David Vigil was given a stayed 13-year prison term, 20 years on probation, and one year in jail for his conviction on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. He could be ordered to serve the prison sentence if he fails to meet the terms of his probation.

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Kim David/Townsquare Media

Vigil earlier entered a guilty plea to the charge through a deal with prosecutors that resulted in the dismissal of another first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge involving the same victim. He was accused of sexually assaulting the child on more than one occasion beginning when she was nine years old.

Vigil was charged in the case in April 2020 after the girl's mother went to Rochester police and alleged Vigil had sexually assaulted her daughter "within the past month." The victim later told investigators about a previous sexual assault by Vigil that had occurred about a year earlier.

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