HARTINGTON — Felony child sexual assault charges have been filed against a South Sioux City man for an incident last week in northern Cedar County.
Guillermo Coronado Ortiz, 59, South Sioux City, was arrested Tuesday 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.
According to documents filed with the Cedar County Court last week, Coronado Ortiz is accused of raping a minor between the ages of 12-16. The documents state that Coronado Ortiz forced the child to engage in “debauchery, public indecency or pornographic depictions,” and that he exposed himself and procured alcohol for the minor.
Cedar County Attorney Nicholas Matney filed several felony charges against Coronado Ortiz.
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.
Matney said that any charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until proven guilty.