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.

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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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