Sentence Handed Down In Case Alleging Mankato Man Raping Young Girl


A 60-year-old Mankato man who was accused of repeatedly raping a young girl has been sentenced.

Dale Malte Wilson was given six years in prison with credit for 186 days already served. He’ll also have to register as a sex offender after earlier pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct in the 2nd degree.

According to the criminal complaint, Wilson was a family friend and had sex or sexual contact with the girl numerous times starting in 2011 when she was just 10-years-old.  The girl told police that Wilson would buy her things or give her alcohol, and then say that she “owed him” and that she had to pay him back with sex.

One of the instances detailed in the court documents happened during a church-related camping trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.  In that case, the girl says Wilson had sex with her in a tent, while his son was sleeping next to them.

The criminal sexual conduct also occurred at the girl’s home, in her parents’ bed; and at Wilson’s home, while Wilson’s wife was at work.

Previous to this case, Wilson was convicted in Le Sueur County in 2000 for sexually assaulting a young girl.



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