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Zumbrota man sentenced for first-degree criminal sexual conduct

A Zumbrota man was sentenced last week to 12 years in jail for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Judge Doug Bayley accepted a plea agreement from Arlan Ray Spratte, 52, earlier this year, with Spratte entering a guilty plea to a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. Two additional first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges and three second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges were dismissed in the agreement.

Spratte was taken into police custody in late November after an 18-year-old female accused him of years of abuse. During an interview with the Zumbrota Police Department, the woman said that Spratte "sexually abused her from the age of 6 until 14 almost every night."

Records show Zumbrota police then spoke with Spratte. According to the criminal complaint, Spratte admitted that there were "multiple acts of sexual contact" occurring in her home and in other locations in Goodhue County.

Last week, Spratte was sentenced to 144 months at Minnesota Correctional Facility-St.Cloud, with credit for 128 days served. The felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction also will require Spratte to register as a predatory offender for life.

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