Minnesota man faces 5 years for sex abuseA Minnesota man will spend five years in prison for sexually abusing a family member.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Minnesota man will spend five years in prison for sexually abusing a family member.
Scott Gerald Tyson, 47, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court last month to one felony count of incest. A second count of incest was dismissed but read in for sentencing. At Monday’s sentencing hearing, Judge George Glonek said Tyson showed no remorse, and in part, blamed the victim. He sentenced Tyson to eight years, with five years of initial confinement and three years of extended supervision.
In 2011, Tyson was convicted of first-degree sexual conduct in Hennepin County, Minn. and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. The Douglas County sentence would run consecutive to the Minnesota sentence, starting when that one ends.
Conditions of Tyson’s extended release include no contact with the victim, the victim’s family or anyone under age 18. He was ordered to undergo mental health and sex offender evaluations and follow recommendations, maintain absolute sobriety, provide a DNA sample and go to counseling as requested by the Department of Corrections.
The charges stem from two incidents, one at a Superior motel and another at a state park, which took place in 2007 and 2008 while Tyson was living in Superior. According to the victim witness statement, Tyson subjected the victim to abuse for eight years.