News article leads to additional sexual conduct charges against Windom man
A nationwide warrant was executed for McKibben on April 6, his second since February.
Note: In order to protect the identity of the victims, all references have been changed to they/them.
WINDOM — An additional warrant has been issued for a Windom man already charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct . Luis Fernando McKibben, 68, was charged with two counts of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct, sexual contact with victims under the age of 13, and one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, non-consensual sexual conduct.
According to the complaint filed in Cottonwood County, on Feb. 24, a report of alleged child sexual abuse was filed with the Windom Police Department. The reporting party read an article in a newspaper about charges of criminal sexual conduct against McKibben and spoke to their children, who McKibben used to babysit, about whether or not McKibben had ever touched them inappropriately. Both children said McKibben had.
The child victims completed forensic interviews on March 1, during which one child stated that while McKibben was babysitting them, McKibben would touch the victim inappropriately, and force the victim to touch McKibben sexually.
The victim said this occurred more than once, and that after, McKibben would give the victim $20. McKibben told the child he would be mad if the victim told anyone.
During their forensic interview, the second child victim stated that McKibben would touch them all over and that it would happen frequently. According to the report, the touching would take place in McKibben’s bedroom. After removing the victim’s clothes, McKibben would reportedly take photos of the victim.
A nationwide warrant was executed for McKibben on April 6, his second since February. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, a $35,000 fine, or both on each of the second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. The maximum sentence for fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct is one year in jail, a $3,000 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.
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 .