Albert Lea man convicted of sexually abusing family member

Published 9:42 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

An Albert Lea man charged with sexually abusing a family member was convicted of seven felony counts Friday night after a weeklong jury trial in Freeborn County District Court.

Hector Guerrero

Hector Guerrero, 55, was convicted of two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of use of drugs to injure or facilitate a crime.

The incidents reportedly occurred between August 2007 and March 2015.

Court documents state the victim was 11 years old when the incidents began.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 1.

Guerrero faces a presumptive sentence of 7 1/2 years in prison for second-degree criminal sexual conduct, said Assistant Freeborn County Attorney Jennifer Clements, who has filed a motion for aggravating factors. If aggravating factors are found, Guerrero faces a longer sentence.

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

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