Madelia Man Attempted Criminal Sex 22 Jul 14

A 67-year-old Madelia man is facing multiple felony charges in Watonwan County Court for allegedly soliciting an underage girl for sex. Robert Cords is accused of providing the girl alcohol and showing her pornographic videos after having her stay at his Madelia apartment overnight. He also allegedly took off his pants and asked her to touch his genitals and asked her if she wanted to dance naked in front of his camera. Cords has reportedly admitted to giving the girl alcohol, but denies the other allegations. He has been charged with attempted criminal sexual conduct, soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct and providing alcohol to a minor.