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Parkers Prairie man sentenced on felony sex charge

Zachary Levi Wittmer, 33, was convicted of one count of felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree.

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ALEXANDRIA — A Parkers Prairie man was sentenced on a felony sex charge at Douglas County District Court on Tuesday, April 12.

Zachary Levi Wittmer, 33, was convicted of one count of felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree — sexual contact with a victim under 13 (defendent more than 36 months older than the victim).

Wittmer was placed on supervised probation for 25 years, must pay $135 in fees and was sentenced to 90 days in the Douglas County Jail, with one day credit for time served.

He must also follow a number of conditions, including attending a sex offender program, registering as a predatory offender and having no contact with his victim.

The charge carried a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment and/or a $35,000 fine.

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Wittmer was initially charged with two counts of felony criminal sexual conduct in the first degree in relation to an incident in which he assaulted a 10-year-old in 2018.

These charges and another charge of felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree were dismissed as part of a plea agreement in which he agreed to plead guilty to the count of which he was convicted.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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