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St. Cloud Man Agrees to Life Sentence for Sex Assault on Teen

John Magney, Stearns County Jail
John Magney, Stearns County Jail

ST. CLOUD — A St. Cloud man has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct after he provided a 14-year-old girl with alcohol and then raped her in December.

Fifty-six-year-old John Magney pleaded guilty to first degree criminal sexual conduct. He has also agreed to a life sentence in prison and will not be eligible for parole for at least 18 years.

Court records show the assault happened at a home on 7th Avenue North in Waite Park. The girl says she was watching a movie with Magney when he gave her some of his drink, which she believed to contained alcohol. Magney is then accused of putting his hands on her and removing her clothes. Records also indicate a witness says she saw Magney on top of the girl.

His sentencing date is schedule for June 8th.

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