Plea reached in Enriquez sexual misconduct case

A plea agreement has been reached in a criminal sexual misconduct case against a former ISD 831 Community Education program  teacher.

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, Ladislao Enriquez, 48, of Wyoming, entered a guilty plea  to one felony count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to Carin McCarthy, assistant Washington County attorney.


A plea agreement has been reached in a criminal sexual misconduct case against a former ISD 831 Community Education program  teacher.

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, Ladislao Enriquez, 48, of Wyoming, entered a guilty plea  to one felony count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to Carin McCarthy, assistant Washington County attorney.

He will be sentenced by Judge Mary Hannon on Friday, Dec. 19 in Stillwater.

Enriquez was charged with three felony criminal sexual conduct charges last December related to a series of allegations that continued from the spring of 2007 until late in November of 2007. The charges involved Enriquez’s alleged involvement with a 15-year-old female who was enrolled in a community education martial arts class that he taught.

Police in Forest Lake became involved when the victim and her family came forward, alleged 20 to 30 incidents between Enriquez and the girl, some of which occurred in a van in school parking lots.

He was initially charged with three felony counts related to the allegations.

The deal reached between prosecutors and Enriquez last week means he will do no prison time, but must serve six months in the county jail.

The deal puts a stay on a prison term of 144 months or 12 years and requires up to 30 years of probation.

In addition to the county jail time, Enriquez will be required to follow any recommendations for sexual offender treatment.

Other conditions of probation are likely at the time of sentencing, McCarthy said this week.

The two felony charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct will be dismissed at sentencing, she said.

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