Man pleads guilty to sex with minor

Published 8:01 am Saturday, June 29, 2019

Ethan Greeley Dulitz, 20, of Austin pleaded guilty to two counts of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct-victim 13-15 and actor more than 24 months older as part of a plea agreement on Friday in Mower County District Court.

A charge of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct-force or coercion will be dismissed as part of the agreement.

Court documents state an Austin police officer met with a 15-year-old girl and her mother on Oct. 29 at the Mower County Law Enforcement Center. The girl reported that Dulitz had sexually assaulted her in August, when she was 14. She reported that she resisted and told him to stop, but he continued, telling her not to tell anyone afterwards. She also said Dulitz had sex with another 14-year-old girl.

Ethan Greeley Dulitz, 20

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The officer then went to Dulitz’s residence in the 700 block of 11th Avenue Southwest and found other officers already present. Police had responded to a call at the residence after an Austin man who knew the victim, had come to the residence and assaulted Dulitz, punching him several times after Dulitz attempted to lock himself in a bathroom at the residence.

Dulitz did not deny having sex with the victim and knew she was 14, saying it was consensual and “it just happened.”

Dulitz also admitted to having sex with the other 14-year-old, saying he had picked her up after she left her house one night without her parents’ knowledge, though he said he did not know her age.

Dulitz will be sentenced on Oct. 24.