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3 sentenced in local courts in cases of criminal sexual conduct, drugs and DWI

Three individuals were recently sentenced in local Fifth District courts in cases previously reported by The Globe.

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WORTHINGTON — Three individuals were recently sentenced in local Fifth District courts in cases previously reported by The Globe.

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  • Gabrielle Nelson, 24, of Waite Park was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Jackson County Fifth District Court having pleaded guilty. An additional charge of using a minor in a sexual performance was dismissed, per the plea agreement. 
    Nelson was arrested July 2021, after local law enforcement received reports of Nelson recording herself performing sexual acts on a child. She was granted a stay of execution on a 144-month prison sentence and placed on supervised probation for up to seven years.
    As part of Nelson’s sentencing, she will be required to complete 120 hours of community service for victims of sexual abuse at four different intervals during her probation period. Nelson will also pay $800 in court fines.
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  • Jennifer Weckman, 37, of Stacy was sentenced in Murray County Fifth District Court on one count of fourth-degree drug possession, having entered a guilty plea. Counts of third-degree drug possession and giving peace officers a false name were dismissed. 
    Weckman was arrested in February following the execution of a search warrant at a Currie residence. She was granted a stay of execution on an 18-month prison sentence and placed on five years of supervised probation. Weckman was also ordered to pay $585 in court fines.
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  • Coty Devall, 33, of Sioux City, Iowa was sentenced in Nobles County on Tuesday, Nov. 8, after pleading guilty to one count of felony-level DWI. 
    Devall was arrested in February and charged with two counts of first-degree DWI, driving without a license, and giving peace officers a false name. He was convicted on one count of first-degree DWI, and sentenced to 42 months in a correctional facility. However, Devall was granted a stay of execution, for six years of supervised probation. He will serve the mandatory minimum sentence of 180 days in jail in 30-day intervals across those six years. Devall is also required to pay $1,115 in court fines.

The Southwest Crisis Center is available in our community to support and empower survivors of sexual and domestic violence. For questions about services or how you can help, contact the Southwest Crisis Center at 1-800-376-4311 or mnswcc.org .

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