Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting girl

A man, accused in Anoka County District Court of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a Ham Lake residence, has pleaded guilty to a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and been placed on probation for 25 years.

Gary Richard Johnson, 59, Hopkins, who had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, had a 36-month prison sentence stayed by the court Sept. 19. But he must serve 365 days in jail with credit for time served.

Probation conditions include sex offender treatment, predatory offender registration, submit a DNA sample, no contact with persons under the age of 18, no contact with the victim direct or indirect, submit to polygraph examinations and no possession of pornographic/sexually explicit materials.

Johnson must also pay $400 in restitution to the Anoka County sexual assault fund as well as a fine and fees totaling $135.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) received a report June 3, 2011 of the sexual assault, according to the complaint.

The incidents were reported by the girl at a family gathering at a Ham Lake residence, where Johnson was once a roommate.

And in a statement to investigators, the girl gave details of the sexual assaults.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com


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