Minnesota man gets jail for sexual assault of childA Minnesota man was sentenced Oct. 1 to six months in Pierce County Jail after pleading guilty to repeated sexual assault of a child.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
A Minnesota man was sentenced Oct. 1 to six months in Pierce County Jail after pleading guilty to repeated sexual assault of a child.
Franklin D. Trode, 45, Woodbury, was also placed on probation for five years with the jail term as a condition. Other conditions include complying with sex offender registration and treatment, providing a DNA sample and paying the surcharge, and following all other conditions imposed by the probation agent.
Trode was charged last March, when according to the criminal complaint, River Falls police were notified of the alleged charges in January by Colorado authorities. They were notified by Trode’s estranged wife. She alleged that while they were living in River Falls, Trode molested a girl on multiple occasions.
The victim was interviewed by Colorado authorities and initially denied any sexual contact with Trode but eventually admitted to being molested.
River Falls police found Trode a few days later and interviewed him at their police station. He said his family lived in River Falls from August 2009 to August 2011 at Emily Circle. He admitted to inappropriately touching the girl.
Trode told River Falls police that he knew he shouldn’t be going that but said he couldn’t help himself. He added he was seeking counselling and believed he had a sexual addiction.