UPDATE: Austin teen pleads guilty to second criminal sexual conduct charge
(ABC 6 News) – Leonardo Antonio Nieto-Vasquez, 18, pleaded guilty to a second count of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct in Mower County Court Friday, Oct. 20.
Nieto-Vasquez was arrested earlier this week for alleged probation violations, after he pleaded guilty to his first 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in August.
Judge Natalie Martinez reduced Nieto-Vasquez’s bail to $0 with conditions, including avoiding alcohol and contact with minors, or $100,000 with no conditions.
Nieto-Vasquez is scheduled to appear in Mower County court for sentencing and an additional probation violation hearing Jan. 5, 2024.
(ABC 6 News) – An Austin teen convicted of one count of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct with a juvenile and accused of another was taken into custody Tuesday, Oct. 17, after Mower County Court became aware of multiple alleged probation violations.
Leonardo Antonio Nieto-Vasquez, 18, pleaded guilty to conducting a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old in mid-August, and was sentenced to 10 years’ probation, with a possibility of being re-sentenced to 3 years in prison if he violated the terms of said probation.
Two weeks later, Nieto-Vasquez was charged with raping a different 14-year-old. According to court documents from September, he was scheduled to enter a guilty plea to a second 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct charge on Friday, Oct. 20.
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, Nieto-Vasquez was accused of violating the terms of his probation in his first criminal sexual conduct case — specifically, the court’s instructions to avoid contact with juveniles, and to avoid alcohol consumption.
A warrant for Nieto-Vasquez’s arrest was issued Oct. 17, and the teen appeared in Mower County Court Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Mower County judge Kevin Siefkin set Nieto-Vasquez’s bail at $100,000, with or without conditions.
He is still scheduled to appear for a plea hearing in the second criminal sexual conduct case Friday, Oct. 20.