Red Wing man faces felony criminal sexual conduct charges
A Red Wing man has been charged with three felony first-degree counts of criminal sexual conduct and three felony second-degree counts of criminal sexual conduct, according to a complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court Friday.
Justin David Stotzheim, 34, who was convicted of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Washington County in January 2001, allegedly had sexual contact with a girl who was under 10 years old multiple times starting in October 2012 and continuing through April 7.
Stotzheim knew the mother of the victim and the child was left in his care on multiple occasions, according to the complaint.
The mother knew of Stotzheim’s prior criminal sexual conduct conviction, she told police, but did not suspect anything inappropriate happened with her child.
Red Wing police detective Tom Rikli interviewed Stotzheim who said he has known the victim since she was 2 years old and confirmed the victim’s allegations of multiple incidents of sexual contact, according to the complaint.
Stotzheim is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct – sexual penetration of child under 13 years of age – multiple acts over an extended period of time, first-degree criminal sexual conduct – significant relationship to child under 16 years old, and first-degree criminal sexual conduct – complainant under 13 years old and actor more than 36 months older than complainant.
He is also charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct – complainant under 13 years old and actor more than 36 months older, second-degree criminal sexual conduct – significant relationship to complainant under 16 years old, and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Each first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a $40,000 fine. Each second-degree charge has a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment and a $35,000 fine.
Stotzheim is scheduled to make his next appearance in court May 8.