Former Albany teacher pleads guilty to sexual assault of student
July 20, 2021
A former central Minnesota teacher and coach pleaded guilty Monday to felony criminal sexual conduct.
Daniel S. Fragodt, 32, of Melrose, was charged in Stearns County District Court with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in April 2020. He pleaded not guilty in September but amended his plea Monday ahead of a scheduled four-day jury trial.
According to the criminal complaint, a 14-year-old girl told a child advocacy agency Fragodt touched her inappropriately several times and she knew he was "in a relationship" with someone else he taught and coached at Albany schools.