Winkelman convicted of criminal sexual conduct; sentenced to 30 days

Ty Andrew Winkelman, 22, Hillman, was convicted Sept. 5, of one gross misdemeanor charge of fifth degree criminal sexual conduct – having non-consensual contact with the victim.

On July 11, 2011, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a 17-year-old female had been the victim of a non-consensual sexual act committed by Winkelman.

The victim told police she had been babysitting when Winkelman arrived at the residence. She said he was naked when he sat down next to her.

When she attempted to leave, he pulled her to the couch and placed her hand on a private part of his body.

Investigations uncovered text messages Winkelman sent the victim, some while in the same room with her, that asked her to participate in further acts.

Winkelman was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 335 days stayed for two years, fined $135 and given two years supervised probation.

Winkelman had one felony count of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct dismissed in district court.

Assistant County Attorney Todd Kosovich said the charge was dismissed because Winkelman pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor fifth degree criminal sexual conduct charge along with a prior third degree probation violation.