Gladstone man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 6:55 p.m. CDT; updated 7:14 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 29, 2013

COLUMBIA — Michael Mikkelsen of Gladstone pleaded guilty Thursday to class A misdemeanor sexual misconduct.

Mikkelsen chose to waive formal arraignment. 

According to a report from the Columbia Police Department, at about 7 a.m. on Aug. 28, 2011, Mikkelsen subjected the victim to sexual contact while she was sleeping. The victim awoke and pushed Mikkelsen off her. The victim's boyfriend, who was sleeping next to her, awoke at the same time and witnessed the incident.

Mikkelsen had reportedly been drinking with the victim and her boyfriend the night before and was spending the night with them at a residence on Bethel Street. The victim and her boyfriend were able to identify Mikkelsen because he was known by the victim and a friend of her boyfriend.

After pleading guilty, Mikkelsen received a one-year suspended sentence with two years probation, meaning Mikkelsen will serve two years probation, and if he violates his probation will serve one year in a penitentiary. 

Mikkelsen also agreed to have no contact with the victim, and he must register as a sex offender. 

Supervising editor is Katherine Reed.

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