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Woman sent to prison for sexual assault

AUSTIN — A Stewartville woman accused of sexually assaulting a teenage female has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Magen Kylee Atkins, also known as Magen Kristine Gonzales, 26, pleaded guilty in September to one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. She was sentenced Friday in Mower County District Court to 51 months in prison, with credit for 322 days already served.

The investigation began the morning of Feb. 1, 2016, when a 17-year-old told law enforcement she'd been assaulted by Atkins over the weekend.

The victim said she'd gone with a 15-year-old friend to Atkins' apartment, where Atkins and a man invited them to drink alcohol. When they declined, Atkins told them they'd have to leave. The 17-year-old didn't want to have to walk back across town, she said, so she accepted the alcohol.

Later that night, the complaint says, the man told Atkins to engage in sexual contact with the victim. The teenager said no, but Atkins allegedly pulled the girl's pants off and assaulted her.


The victim's friend confirmed the story, adding that she thought Atkins was trying to impress the man.

Atkins was interviewed twice; both times, she denied the assault. According to the report, she told investigators the teenagers don't like her, so they were lying to get her in trouble.

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