Madelia Criminal Sex Conviction 03 Jun 14

A Madelia man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl was found guilty on four counts of criminal sexual conduct on Monday in Watonwan County Court. 29-year-old Edgar Cano-Fernandez had originally faced 6 counts of 1st and 2nd- degree criminal sexual conduct after sexually assaulting the girl on two occasions at a home in Lewisville late last year and early this year.  He also gave a false name to police when initially confronted on the accusations, which he denied. Cano-Fernandez was convicted of 4 of the 6 felony criminal sexual conduct charges in court on Monday, as well as a misdemeanor charge of giving a false name to a peace officer. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 15th, and faces up to 30 years in prison.