Austin man sentenced for child sex abuse

Colin Belden
Colin Belden

Plea deal leads to dismissal of four felonies.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 3:11 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. - Child sex abuse results in probation for a Mower County man.

Colin Charles Belden, 21 of Austin, was sentenced Friday to 15 years of supervised probation and must register as a predatory offender. He was also ordered to pay $500 for his public defender.

Belden was charged in February with five felonies for sexual conduct with a 13-year-old victim. Court documents state the crimes included sex acts, drug use, and a series of illicit text messages.

He pleaded guilty to 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct and the other charges were dismissed.

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