Man accused of bathroom rape sentenced to jail time
(Mankato, MN) – A man accused of raping a woman in a bathroom at a party last summer has been sentenced to jail time.
Latjor Biel Gatkouth was convicted of gross misdemeanor 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct in Blue Earth County Court Monday. As part of an Alford Plea, four additional charges of felony 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct were dismissed.
Gatkouth was sentenced to 365 days in Blue Earth County Jail, with credit for 156 days already served. He must also pay $1,000 in fines and remain on supervised probation for two years.
As a condition of his plea, Gatkouth must not have contact with the victim and abstain from alcohol and drug use. He is required to register as a predatory offender and must supply a DNA sample. He’s also required to complete a psychological sexual evaluation.
Gatkouth was charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct in August after a woman reported to police she’d been sexually assaulted by him in the bathroom at a party in August 2018. A second suspect had also been reported to police, but his name is unknown.
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