Hayfield Man Sentenced For Years of Child Sex Abuse
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Hayfield man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for his conviction on the sexual abuse charges.
55-year-old Timothy Griffin entered a guilty plea to a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in March. It was part of a plea agreement that resulted in the dismissal of another first-degree charge, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and a fourth-degree count. He entered into the plea deal just before he was scheduled to stand trial.
The charges stemmed from an investigation that resulted in his arrest in December 2020. That's when a 20-year-old woman reported years of sexual abuse by Griffin at his home in the Rock Dell area. The criminal complaint alleged the abuse began in 2005 when the victim was six years old and continued into 2018.
In addition to the 160-month prison sentence, Griffin was also ordered to pay nearly $2000 in restitution and will be on supervised release for 10 years following his release from prison.
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