Austin man sentenced in criminal sexual conduct case

Published 1:01 pm Sunday, January 31, 2016



An Austin man was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Friday for committing several acts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor over several years.

Joel Alejo-Rubio, 29, was previously convicted in Mower County Court for several counts of sexual conduct with a minor. He will also have to pay $11,344.23 in restitution, and he will get credit for 279 days served.

He pled not guilty to one charge last May, and then he pled not guilty to seven additional charges last October.

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According to the court complaint, a medical center contacted the Austin Police Department regarding a victim between the age of 7 and 13 who disclosed she had been sexually assaulted by Alejo-Rubio over the past five years, with the last incident being in early January of 2015.