Day Care Operator Convicted of Sexual Misconduct
A St. Paul day care operator was convicted of sexual misconduct with a 6-year-old girl Friday, the Star Tribune reported.
Gene Hegerman, 54, was convicted after the said that he touched her "culito," a Spanish slang word referring to her private parts. The girl said he took her into the bathroom and touched her.
Hegerman and his wife, Linda, operated a day care out of their home.
He told her "pinky swear don't tell anybody," the girl testified.
District Judge Salvador Rosas ordered Hegerman taken into custody until his sentencing Dec. 19. State sentencing guidelines call for a minimum sentence of 12 years, the Star Tribune reported.
Source: Star Tribune