Criminal Sex Trial Cancelled 18 Jan 13

The Blue Earth County jury trial of a Winnebago man accused of criminal sexual conduct was canceled on Thursday after a tentative plea deal was reached. 42-year old Larry Joe Decker faces five felony charges for allegedly having sex with a teenager acquaintance last July. Decker will be back in court for a combined plea hearing and sentencing once a formal deal is reached. He remains in custody in the Blue Earth County Jail.