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Man charged after beach confrontation

HARTINGTON — Cedar County Attorney Nicholas S. Matney announced charges have been filed against Guillermo Coronado Ortiz, 59, South Sioux City, following his arrest Tuesday evening at the Gavin’s Point Project, Lake Yankton Swimming Beach.

Cedar County Law Enforcement responded to a call at approximately 6:20 p.m., June 16, from a witness who phoned concerns. 

After investigating, officers arrested Guillermo Coronado Ortiz and transported him to the Cedar County Jail.

Coronado Ortiz is accused of Count I, felony Sexual Assault of a Child in the First Degree; Count II, felony Child Abuse; Count III, Public Indecency; and Count IV, Procuring Alcoholic Liquor To or For a Minor.

Count I is a Class IB Felony, which carries a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment. 

Count II is a Class IIIA Felony, which carries a maximum possible penalty of 3 years imprisonment and 18 months post-release supervision or $10,000 fine or both. 

Count III is a Class II Misdemeanor, which carries a maximum possible penalty of 6 months imprisonment or $1,000 fine or both.

Count IV is a Class I Misdemeanor, which carries a maximum possible penalty of not more than 1 year imprisonment or $1,000 fine or both.

Bond is set at $125,000/10%. The investigation is on-going.

Please note any charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until proven guilty.