Woman Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Girl

Woman Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Girl Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

(KNSI) - A woman has been convicted of helping her husband sexually abuse a girl over several years in Stearns County.

Nikki Jo Hauser pleaded guilty to three counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct aiding and abetting.

The Worthington woman will be sentenced to no more than 18 years and four months in prison. Her lawyers will ask for 15 years. The 39-year-old will be required to register as a predatory offender when she's released.

Eight other counts will be dismissed at sentencing. Her sentencing date hasn’t been set.

Hauser sexually assaulted the girl with, 46-year-old Shannon Keith Hauser (below), at places where they lived in St. Cloud, Sauk Centre and Melrose from February 2012 to January 2017.

The three moved to Big Stone County in 2017, where an investigation began.

The girl says she was assaulted at least once a week to three times a day starting when she was ten years old.

Shannon Hauser pleaded guilty to two counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced to 42 years in prison in March.


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