Sentenced: Mankato Man Who Molested Young Girl

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(Mankato, MN) – A 64-year-old Mankato man who molested a young girl has been sentenced after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct.

Michael Joseph Hernandez was given 180 days in jail, with credit for the 117 days he already served. Hernandez was also fined $5,000 and must register as a predatory offender.

According to the complaint, there were several separate incidents of abuse dating back to 2016. Among them, Hernandez allegedly kissed the girl repeatedly, put his hands down her pants and forced her to take off her blouse. The young victim showed police what happened using anatomy dolls.

The case came to light when the girl was brought to a counselor because she had become increasing sad and emotional.

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