Nationwide warrant issued for Windom man charged with criminal sexual conduct

The victim reported numerous instances of sexual assault by Luis Fernando McKibben, 68, between September 2018 and Oct. 16, 2021.


NOTE: all references to the victim have been changed to they/them to protect the victim's identity.

WINDOM — A warrant has been issued for a Windom man charged with first-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under the age of 13.

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On Jan, 31, the Windom Police Department received a report of the sexual assault of a minor. According to the complaint filed in Cottonwood County, the victim reported numerous instances of sexual assault by Luis Fernando McKibben, 68, between September 2018 and Oct. 16, 2021.

The sexual assaults reportedly occurred when McKibben babysat for the victim and their siblings. McKibben would reportedly touch the victim on their thighs and privates, at times in exchange for things like snacks and electronics. The victim stated the sexual abuse most often occurred at their home in Windom or McKibben’s residence, but also reported an instance in McKibben’s car. The victim reported that one time, McKibben followed them into their bedroom and kissed the victim until they began to cry.

According to the complaint, the victim disclosed the abuse to law enforcement out of concern that McKibben would do the same to other kids he babysat for.


A nationwide warrant was issued for McKibben on Feb. 13.

If convicted, McKibben faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a $30,000 fine or both for the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. The second-degree criminal conduct charge carries a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment, a $35,000 fine, or both.

Note: This article was written based on information reported by local law enforcement agencies. The Globe reminds readers that all individuals are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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