27-year-old heading to prison for sex crime

Published 7:54 am Friday, May 19, 2017

David Ortiz-Reyes

A 27-year-old Austin resident charged with engaging in sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl is headed to prison.

David Ortiz-Reyes was sentenced to seven and half years in prison — or 90 months — in prison in Mower County District Court Thursday for felony criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13. He received credit for 234 days served. According to a court complaint, on the morning of Sept. 25, a woman found the victim in bed with Ortiz-Reyes.

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.

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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.