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Red Wing man faces first-degree sex charges

A Red Wing man has been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to a criminal complaint filed in Goodhue County District Court Feb. 20.

Jesus Urzua-Contla, 26, allegedly had sexual contact with a girl under 13 years old, who was known to him, multiple times between July 2011 and December 2013.

According to the complaint, the victim’s mother contacted police after a conversation about pornography on her daughter’s tablet computer prompted her daughter to tell her about Urzua-Contla.

The victim told police that Urzua-Contla touched her on a few different occasions and described two instances when he had sexual intercourse with her, according to the complaint.

“I started pushing him away because I didn’t want him to do that,” the victim told police. “It still happened.”

When questioned by police, Urzua-Contla denied having inappropriate contact with the juvenile female, according to the complaint.

“We didn’t have intercourse,” he said in the complaint. “OK, we probably kissed in a way I shouldn’t have.” Urzua-Contla later admitted to touching the victim, but not in the ways she described. 

Each charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a $40,000 fine and each charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment and a $35,000 fine.

Urzua-Contla’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 8:30 a.m.

John R. Russett

John Russett is a regional reporter for RiverTown Multimedia, covering a variety of issues facing RiverTown communities. Previously, he worked at the Red Wing Republican Eagle, where he reported on education as well as crime and courts. 

You can follow him on Twitter at @JohnRyanRussett


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