Oakland man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

Published 3:41 pm Wednesday, December 23, 2015

An Oakland man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Freeborn County District Court to engaging in sexual contact with a victim younger than 13 in September.

Michael Robert Lee

Michael Robert Lee

Michael Robert Lee, 51, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in front of District Court Judge Steven Schwab.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 18.

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Lee was originally charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct tied to two separate incidents, one in July and one in September. The first count, tied to the July incident, was dismissed in a plea deal.

Lee faces a presumptive three-year stayed execution sentence with a period of probation, said Assistant Freeborn County Attorney Paige Starkey.

With a stayed execution, Lee can avoid a prison sentence if he follows court requirements.

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