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Austin man sentenced to jail for child sex abuse

Victor Lopez-Velazquez
Victor Lopez-Velazquez

Also gets a quarter-century of probation.

Posted: Dec 12, 2019 4:32 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A Mower County man gets six months in jail for sexually abusing a young child.

Victor Lopez-Velazquez, 35, pleaded guilty to 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct in July. Authorities say Lopez-Velazquez abused a victim under the age of 13 in January 2018.

A charge of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct was dismissed as part of a plea deal.

Lopez-Velazquez was sentenced Thursday to 180 days in the Mower County Jail and 25 years of supervised probation. He must also pay a $10,500 victim assistance fee.

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