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Austin man pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl

Samuel Garcia

She says it went on for years.

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 4:10 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A man accused of sexually abusing a girl for years is pleading guilty.

33-year-old Samuel Mejia Garcia of Austin, also known as Ashley Perez, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct. He was arrested in June after a 13-year-old female told Austin Police that Garcia had been sexually abusing her “at least once a week” since she was 10.

Garcia had originally been charged with three counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct in addition to the 2nd degree count.

His sentencing is scheduled for March 8, 2018.

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