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Criminal Sexual Conduct

Posted: 05/06/2022

Category: County Sheriff Press Release

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Case Number: 22004436

Date Reported: 4/12/22 at 1238 hours

Incident: Criminal Sexual Conduct

Location: Douglas County, MN and other locations throughout MN and WI

Complainant/Victim: Juvenile male

Suspect Information:

Zachary Levi Wittmer, age 33 of Parkers Prairie, MN

Case Details:

On May 3rd, 2022, Zachary Wittmer was arrested for 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct involving a juvenile male over a number of years. The alleged abuse started when the victim was 14 years of age and continued until he was 16 years of age. Wittmer was an adult and 9 1/2 years older that the victim at the time the sexual abuse occurred. It is alleged the sexual encounters occurred in Douglas County and other locations within MN and one incident that occurred in WI, while the victim was traveling with Wittmer to events. 

The victim, now an adult, came forward after reading an article in the Echo Press that Wittmer had recently pled guilty and was sentenced for 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct involving another juvenile male.

Wittmer was charged in Douglas County District Court on 2 counts of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, 4 counts of 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, and 2 counts of 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the matter and will continue to look for other victims that may have had similar encounters with Wittmer. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's at 320-762-8151.

Officer: Sgt. Scot Umlauf, #243

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