Suspect faces sex abuse charges

Published 7:53 am Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A 32-year-old Austin man has been charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct on accusations he engaged in sexual acts with a girl.

Samuel Mejía Garcia, 32

Samuel Mejía Garcia, 32, was scheduled to appear in Mower County District Court Tuesday on the charges.

According to court records, the incident came to light after the victim, now a teenager, disclosed the abuse to someone at a church event in Austin.

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The abuse allegedly started when the girl was in third grade and has continued since.