Austin sex abuser sentenced

Samuel Garcia
Samuel Garcia

Girl says she was abused repeatedly for years.

Posted: May 17, 2018 3:00 PM
Updated: May 17, 2018 4:50 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – Sexually abusing a young girl is sending an Austin man to prison.

Samuel Mejia Garcia, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced Thursday to seven yeras and 10 months in prison, followed by 10 years of conditional release. Garcia will get credit for 332 days already served.

He was arrested in June 2017 and charged with four counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. Austin police said a 13-year-old girl told them Garcia had been abusing her “at least once a week” since she was 10.

Garcia reached a plea deal with authorities in December 2017.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
19° wxIcon
Hi: 27° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 12°
Albert Lea
Overcast
19° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 18°
Feels Like: 11°
Austin
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 15°
Charles City
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 30° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 15°
Rochester
Overcast
17° wxIcon
Hi: 24° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 10°
It's about to get coooold
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Byron Middle School Awarded $100k

Image

Operation Christmas Eve

Image

Deputy Chief retiring

Image

Youth Climate Strike

Image

Creating an Alzheimer's Friendly Holiday

Image

AM Espresso

Image

Feast

Image

Uber Assaults

Image

Making a difference this holiday season

Image

New loan program to help farmers

Community Events