MASON CITY | A Mason City man received probation and a suspended prison sentence Monday for felony lascivious acts with a child in 2011.
Judge DeDra Schroeder sentenced Antonio Ochoa Sandoval, 21, to five years of probation, two consecutive prison sentences not to exceed five years and a $1,500 fine. The prison sentences and fine were suspended.
Sandoval was accused of having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl he was babysitting in October 2011, according to court documents.
He was arrested in May and charged with felony second-degree sexual abuse and three counts of felony lascivious acts with a child.
Sandoval pleaded guilty to two counts of lascivious acts with a child in a plea agreement Sept. 21. The sexual abuse charge and a third count of lascivious acts with a child was dismissed Tuesday as part of the agreement.
Sandoval must register as a sex offender and pay $851 in victim restitution.
Schroeder also ordered a special sentence for Sandoval, committing him to to the custody of the Department of Corrections for 10 years, with eligibility for parole. Special sentences go into effect after a prison term is served, and the board of parole determines whether people under these sentences should be released on parole or placed in a work release program, according to state law.
The case was initially being prosecuted by Assistant Cerro Gordo County Attorney Gina Jorgensen. Cerro Gordo County Attorney Carlyle Dalen took over the case June 27, according to court records.