Man pleads not guilty to criminal sex

Published 10:33 am Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A 25-year-old Albert Lea man charged with sexually abusing a young girl pleaded not guilty to his charge Monday in Freeborn County District Court.

Angel Delossantos

The man, Angel Delossantos, pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly abusing the girl — who is now 5 years old — sometime between July 2008 through March 25 of this year.

Court documents allege Delossantos engaged in inappropriate touching and other sexual contact.

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The contact was reported in April by the child’s new foster mother, who believed the girl had been sexually abused. The girl has since gone through several interview and therapy sessions.

During court Monday, Delossantos’ public defender, Stephen Erickson, requested a speedy jury trial for his client. The trial is anticipated to last three days.

Delossantos is being held on a $100,000 bail.

Second-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine.