Former Albany, Minnesota teacher gets probation for raping student

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – A former Albany public school teacher and coach who raped a student multiple times over the course of a year was sentenced on Friday October 1 to five years of supervised probation under a plea deal.

Daniel Sinclair Fragodt, 32, of Glenwood, Minnesota, was also sentenced to four days in jail, but was credited with serving four days and ordered to pay $ 587 in fines and costs. He must also register as a predatory offender and pass a psychosexual exam.

Pursuant to the plea deal, he received a suspension of the imposition of a 36-month prison sentence.

The conviction, handed down by Judge Kris Davick-Halfen of the Stearns County District Court, also ordered Fragodt not to have any contact with the victim without the approval of a therapist for treatment, no ” have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 without the approval of his probation officer and he must participate in a sex offender program.

Fragodt pleaded guilty to a third degree criminal sexual conduct misdemeanor for having sex with someone under the age of 18, when he was over four years older and in a position of authority over her.

According to the criminal complaint, the charge was brought following an initial report that Fragodt inappropriately touched a 14-year-old teenager, which then led to the discovery that he was having sex with an 17 year old student.

Albany Public Schools received a complaint about Fragodt on March 25, 2020 and were put on leave the next day. The district conducted an initial investigation and contacted the Albany Police Department. Fragodt was arrested on April 10, 2020.

According to Albany Superintendent Greg Johnson, Fragodt’s employment with the district ended on April 15, 2020.

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