ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- A Stearns County jury has found a St. Cloud man guilty of three counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct for raping a young girl multiple times over the years.

Thirty-seven-year-old Jairo Fernandez Sorto was accused of raping the girl dating back to 2016 when she was just eight years-old.

Court records allege the abuse happened as recently as last October. The abuse came to light when the 14-year-old told a teacher about it.

The girl said Hernandez Sorto would rape her about three times a week. She also said he bought her the morning-after pill on two different occasions because he was worried she might be pregnant.

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Court records show prosecutors will seek a longer sentence than state guidelines due to aggravating factors in the case.

Fernandez Sorto will be sentenced in July.





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