Rochester man serving 15 years pleads guilty to criminal sexual contact; sentenced to 13.75 concurrent years

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man already serving a 15-year sentence for attempted murder pleaded guilty to an amended charge of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct–uses force on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Lionell Bailey, 40, was moved to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, where he is serving a sentence for a shooting at a Holiday gas station in Rochester.

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Bailey was accused of 1st- and 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct in December of 2021, after a woman told police Bailey violently raped her at their shared place of work.

He was scheduled to appear for a pretrial hearing Tuesday, followed by a jury trial Jan. 29, before he entered the petition to plead guilty.

According to Bailey’s court documents, he pleaded guilty to the amended charge in exchange for an agreement that his criminal sexual conduct sentence would be served concurrently with his shooting sentence.

He was immediately sentenced to 165 months, or about 13.75 years, with 592 days’ credit.