26-year-old charged with sexual assault of a minor

Published 11:20 am Thursday, September 29, 2016



A 26-year-old Austin resident is facing charges after allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl.

David Ortiz-Reyes was charged Wednesday in Mower County District Court with three counts of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct-penetration with a victim younger than 13 and one count of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under 13.

According to a court complaint, on the morning of Sept. 25, a woman awoke to use the bathroom of an Austin residence and went to check on the victim only to find the door locked. After getting a key, she found towels shoved against the bottom of the door making it difficult to open.

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She entered the room to find the victim in bed with Ortiz-Reyes with her breasts exposed wearing only shorts. The woman struck the two with a broom because she was upset.

The incident wasn’t initially reported to police. However, on Sept. 26, the woman went to Austin Public Schools staff, who contacted police on her behalf.

The victim was initially believed to be traveling to Wisconsin with a relative, but police contacted them and they returned so the victim could talk with authorities and receive medical attention at Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester – St. Marys Campus.

The girl admitted to engaging in sexual acts with the Ortiz-Reyes on more than two occasions, but she became emotional and was hesitant to disclose details.

Ortiz-Reyes was scheduled to appear in court again Thursday.