Suspect pleads guilty to molesting teen

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, February 2, 2016

An Austin man accused of molesting a teenage girl changed his plea to guilty for related charges Monday in Mower County District Court.

Robert O’Hara, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct as part of a plea agreement.

According to police reports, O’Hara allegedly molested the girl several years ago, when she was between 11 to 14, at his home in Austin.

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The victim stopped going to O’Hara’s home in 2012 and never reported O’Hara until recently, when she found out O’Hara was in a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. O’Hara denied molesting the victim but did admit he was seeing a 17-year-old, according to the court complaint.

O’Hara is scheduled to be sentenced May 5.