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Adan Moreno-Villarreal
Adan Moreno-Villarreal

Hancock man charged with criminal sexual conduct

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Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

MORRIS – A 29-year-old Hancock man has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree after allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl from Alexandria.

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Adan Moreno-Villarreal pleaded not guilty to both counts when he appeared before Judge Gerald Seibel this week.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 12, a social worker in Alexandria reported that the girl had been sexually assaulted in Morris to the Morris Police Department. Investigators with the Morris Police Department met with the girl later in the week.

The girl told police that she came to Morris on Feb. 7 to stay with a friend for the weekend. Around 10:30 p.m. that night, the girl began texting with Moreno-Villarreal, who she said she had met on Facebook but had not met in person, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, Moreno-Villarreal had provided alcohol to the girl throughout the night.  Shortly after midnight on Feb. 8, Moreno-Villarreal picked the girl up and took her to another house in Morris. The girl told police that she blacked out on the ride over, but next remembers being given alcohol by several men at the residence. The girl told police she remembered waking up with the defendant naked on top of her, and he had penetrated her.

Moreno-Villarreal walked the girl back to her friend’s house at about 5 a.m.

In an interview with police, Moreno-Villarreal acknowledged providing the girl with alcohol and that there was “no doubt in his mind that he had sex with [the victim],” the complaint states.

The complaint also states that Moreno-Villarreal was aware of the girl’s age through messages they exchanged on Facebook and that Moreno-Villarreal acknowledged that he knew she was 14 at the time of the incident in his interview with police.

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