55 Year Old Mankato Man Accused Of Molesting 8 Year Old Girl

A 55-year-old Mankato man, who has several prior federal felony convictions, is again in trouble with the law for allegedly molesting an eight-year-old girl.

Robert Eugene Cook is charged with criminal sexual conduct in the 1st and 2nd degree.

According to the complaint, Cook sexually assaulted the little girl at a residence on Lime Valley Road while the girl’s father was away at work. The molestation included digital penetration, licking and making her touch his penis. Police say during the incidents, Cook used the password “Do not tell.”

Court documents say that a person who lived in the same home has a secret recording taken from the victim’s bedroom in which Cook asked the girl what the password was – and the girl responded “I love you and I’ll never tell on you.”

Cook has declined to be interviewed by investigators.

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