Minnesota man sentenced to 60 days in jail, 10 years probation for raping 13-year-old girl

His conviction will drop from a felony to a misdemeanor if he completes all of his probation requirements.

Brandon Glenn Corbett/Dakota County Sheriff's Office

An 18-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and 10 years probation after raping a 13-year-old girl last year.

Brandon Glenn Corbett, a resident of Apple Valley, was convicted of and sentenced on one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct last week.

Dakota County District Judge Jamie Cork gave Corbett a stay of imposition, meaning he is recorded as guilty but does not need to serve prison time. His conviction will drop from a felony to a misdemeanor if he completes all of his probation requirements.

“You are a young man, so you can overcome this. You just need to do the work,” Cork reportedly told Corbett in court.

Listed below are all of the requirements he must abide by, per the Pioneer Press:

  • “Pay a $50 fine, complete a chemical dependency evaluation, complete a psychiatric evaluation, complete a neuropsychological assessment, use no alcohol or non-prescription drugs, remain law abiding, submit to random drug testing and register as a predatory offender.”
  • “Participate in a sex offender treatment program, have no contact with the victim, stay away from Antlers Park in Lakeville, have no contact with minor females without prior authorization from the probation officer, submit to polygraph testing and submit to searches of his home and computer.”
  • “Must not use or possess sexually explicit or pornographic materials, must give a DNA sample and must not possess firearms.”

A witness told police he saw photos on Snapchat of Corbett with the 13-year-old victim. He said Corbett grabbed the girl “in a sexual manner” and that she “appeared surprised” by the contact. The witness also said Corbett bragged online about having sex with her at his residence.

The victim, who met Corbett at Antlers Park, told police she had “ignored” his advances but felt scared and “did what he wanted” after he “became forceful with her.”

Judge Cork asked Corbett in his virtual sentencing if he understood the true depth of the harm he caused to his victim. She also expressed concern with his willingness to overcome his crime and reform himself. But Corbett said he understood what he did was wrong and is “thankful” to be getting a “second chance.”


Evan Stambaugh

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