Austin teen sentenced for criminal sexual conduct
(ABC 6 News) – An Austin teen was sentenced to 13 days’ incarceration, 10 years’ probation, and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to conducting a sexual relationship with a juvenile Thursday, Aug. 17.
Leonardo Antonio Nieto-Vasquez, 18, could be re-sentenced to 3 years in prison if he violates the terms of his probation going forward.
Those terms include attending a sex offender program, avoiding contact with minors or vulnerable adults without supervision, and no access to internet or internet-capable devices without approval.
(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: An Austin teenager pleaded guilty to conducting a sexual relationship with a juvenile in Mower County Court Friday.
Leonardo Antonio Nieto-Vasquez, 18, entered a petition to plead guilty to 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 14-year-old Wednesday, May 10.
Another charge of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, a charge of soliciting a child, and a charge of electronic communication describing sexual conduct with a child will be dismissed.
According to the plea agreement, Nieto-Vasquez will be released pending sentencing. He has been incarcerated at the Mower County jail since April 26.
Nieto Vasquez’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 17.
(ABC 6 News) – An Austin teenager appeared in Mower County Court Friday after being accused of conducting an inappropriate sexual relationship with a juvenile.
Leonardo Antonio Nieto-Vasquez, 18, faces two charges of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, one charge of soliciting a child via electronic communication, and one charge of electronic communication describing sexual conduct with a child.
All four charges are felonies.
According to court documents, Nieto-Vasquez had “dated” an Austin 14-year-old for about two weeks before the minor’s parent contacted law enforcement Monday, April 24, with electronic evidence that Nieto-Vasquez was 18 years old, had instructed the child to lie about Nieto-Vasquez’s age to her parents, and the two had engaged in sexual activities.
According to court documents, Austin police spoke to the child Tuesday, who confirmed what her parents had told law enforcement.
Nieto-Vasquez allegedly admitted to law enforcement that he was aware of the inappropriate age gap Wednesday, and was arrested and taken to the Mower County jail.