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Mora man turns himself in for criminal sexual conduct

A 43-year-old Mora man turned himself in to authorities and admitted he had sex with a 13-year-old girl. Albert George Goerdt made his first appearance in St. Louis County District Court on Tuesday. He is charged with six counts of first-degree c...

Albert George Goerdt
Albert George Goerdt

A 43-year-old Mora man turned himself in to authorities and admitted he had sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Albert George Goerdt made his first appearance in St. Louis County District Court on Tuesday. He is charged with six counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, Goerdt went to the Kanabec County Sheriff's Office front window in Mora on July 25 saying he wanted to turn himself in.

Goerdt told a deputy that about three years ago while his wife was hospitalized with injuries received in a car accident, he drank a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey with the 13-year-old. He said he became extremely intoxicated and had sex with her.

Goerdt told the deputy that he decided to tell the truth because it had "been eating him up since the day it happened."

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An Indiana State detective interviewed the girl the next day in Indiana. She said Goerdt had sexually abused her on multiple occasions. She said on one occasion he offered her alcohol and marijuana and then forced her to have sex with him.

Goerdt is free without bail. His next court appearance is Oct. 12.

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