Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

Published 9:55 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Clarks Grove man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Freeborn County District Court to criminal sexual conduct.

Cody Allen Williamson, 20, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in front of District Court Judge Steven Schwab.

Cody Williamson

Cody Williamson

Williamson was initially charged with an additional count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth-degree sexual conduct; the fourth-degree charge was dismissed in September. The additional third-degree charge was dismissed with the plea agreement.

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Sentencing is scheduled for June 16.

Williamson was charged after authorities received a report of a sexual assault on Sept.17. According to court documents, the mother of the victim reported that the victim had been sexually assaulted earlier in the day by Williamson.

According to court documents, in a Mirandized statement at the Freeborn County jail, Williamson reportedly admitted to having sexual contact with the victim Sept. 16, but denied having sexual contact with her Sept. 17. He said the victim had told him “no” and he respected her decision.

He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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