Man gets probation for trying to have sex with teenager

Published 7:01 am Friday, March 20, 2020

Victim hid in bathroom

Lazaro Alejo, also known as Daniel Ubaldo Alejo, 36, of Austin was sentenced to 10 years of probation for felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct – victim 16-17 – significant relationship –on Thursday in Mower County District Court. He received credit for 220 days served.

Lazaro Alejo, also known as Daniel Ubaldo Alejo, 36

Judge Kevin Siefken issued the sentence.

Court documents state a 17-year-old girl, who was known to Alejo, reported that on or about Aug. 12, she had been sleeping in a basement bedroom at Alejo’s residence when she woke up to him crawling on top of her. She stated he had pulled her shorts and underwear down, but said she was a heavy sleeper and thus was not aware if he touched her before crawling on top of her.

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The victim reported pushing Alejo away, running upstairs and locking herself in a bathroom. She said he knocked on the door and asked her to come out and talk to him. She indicated he made comments that he thought she wanted it too and said they should talk about it so another resident of the house would not find out. She did not come out and asked for someone else at the residence to come into the bathroom. When Alejo went back to sleep, the victim gathered her belongings and left the house.

The victim then reported the incident to another female, who confronted Alejo about it. Alejo told her he wanted to sleep with the victim and that he pulled down her shorts and underwear and touched her inappropriately after getting into bed with her. He indicated he was undressed when it happened because he thought the victim wanted to sleep with him. He also said he turned the victim’s phone off and tried to talk with her because he did not want anyone to find out.

An officer spoke to Alejo, who admitted he tried to have sex with the victim and had removed her shorts and underwear and got in bed with her. He also said he touched her inappropriately. When she ran, he said he followed her because he wanted to tell her what he did was not right and wanted to explain himself.

In addition to probation, Alejo must follow 17 conditions and pay $6,085 in fees. Violating probation could result in 18 months in prison.