Three sentenced in respective criminal sexual conduct, DWI, and assault cases

Three individuals recently sentenced in criminal cases previously reported on by The Globe.

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WORTHINGTON — Three individuals were sentenced recently in criminal cases previously reported on by The Globe.

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  • Armando Lopez Martin, 20, of Worthington, was sentenced last week in Nobles County Fifth District Court, having been convicted of first-degree DWI. Lopez Martin was arrested in early July and charged with two counts of felony DWI. The second charge was dismissed after Lopez Martin pleaded guilty. 
    He was sentenced to 36 months in a correctional facility, but his sentence was stayed for six years of supervised probation. Lopez Martin will be required to serve 180 days in jail, with 142 days credit for time already served. He will also pay $1,115 in court fines.
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    Lopez Martin
  • Cesar Tobar Morales, 30, of Worthington, was sentenced on Monday in Nobles County after pleading guilty to third-degree assault resulting in substantial bodily harm. He was arrested in late January, following reports of an assault involving knives
    Tobar Morales was convicted of the assault charge and sentenced to five years of supervised probation, having been granted a stay of imposition. If completed successfully, probation will result in a misdemeanor conviction.
    Additionally, Tobar Morales will be required to pay $1,085 in court fines.
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  • Joseph Rummens, 29, of Windom, was sentenced in Cottonwood County Fifth District Court after pleading guilty to a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. A second count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct was dismissed, per the plea agreement. 
    Rummens was charged following a report of sexual assault from March 2021. He was sentenced to 90 months in a correctional facility, with 466 days credit for time already served.
Joseph Rummens

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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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