Former soccer coach sentenced for underage sex crimes

Former soccer coach sentenced for underage sex crimes Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center.

Updated: May 03, 2021 06:04 PM
Created: May 03, 2021 06:01 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The former girls' soccer coach charged with sexually assaulting players has been sentenced to 8 years in prison and 25 years of supervised probation.

33-year-old Dustin Beckman was sentenced Monday in Olmsted County District Court to eight years in a St.Cloud Correctional facility, with credit for 3 days served, followed by 10 years of conditional release.

Beckman pleaded guilty in October to first-degree criminal sexual conduct for forcing sexual contact on a 14-year-old victim in July 2016.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says Beckman knew his victim through soccer-related activities.

Beckman was also sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation for pleading guilty to 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct. 

In March 2019, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office began an investigation after allegations surfaced of Beckman inappropriately touching a 14-year-old. The alleged incident happened in December 2018 during off-season soccer training at Dover-Eyota high school. 

After a two-month investigation, additional charges alleged Beckman had touched a 13-year-old victim in the Dover-Eyota weight room in July 2018. Those charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal.

Beckman coached the girls' team at Dover-Eyota, girl's and women's soccer at Winona High School, Winona State University, Rochester Community and Technical College, and Rochester Youth Soccer.

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