ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- A man working as a personal care assistant in a Sartell home has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl.

Twenty-seven-year-old Cole Van Halbeck of Sauk Rapids was charged with 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was accused of sexually molesting the girl several times in early 2016 as he worked in her home to care for a sibling.

The girl told investigators Van Halbeck sexually abused her for several months while she was just 11-years-old and he was 21.

Stearns County Court records show Van Halbeck had worked in the home from February 2016 through at least April of that year.

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He pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim under 13-years-old just as his jury trial was set to begin. The 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct charge is expected to be dismissed at his sentencing.

A psychosexual evaluation will be conducted before Van Halbeck is sentenced in May.

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