Man charged with sexually abusing young girl

Published 2:44 pm Saturday, September 17, 2016

A North Mankato man has been charged in Faribault County District Court with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct after allegedly sexually abusing a girl for five years.

Mario Moreno

Mario Moreno

Mario Pedro Moreno, 46, was charged Sept. 8 with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Moreno allegedly sexually abused a girl in Wells 2010-15, from the time the girl was 7 until she was 12 years old.

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He allegedly threatened to hurt the girl’s mother and sister if she told anyone.

Moreno’s second appearance on the charges was Monday. His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 26, and he is being held in Faribault County jail.

First-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. It carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 12 years in prison.

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