Duluth Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

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Duluth Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

April 9, 2012 Updated Apr 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A Duluth man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13.

Robert Thomas Milbridge-Scott, 32, pleaded guilty to first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Part of the plea agreement states that Milbridge-Scott will spend one year either at the St. Louis County Jail or NERCC and complete sex offender treatment while he is in custody.

According to the criminal complaint, Milbridge–Scott engaged in sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13, which included penetration.

The complaint says he then prayed with the child, after the assault, for something like that to never happen again.

Milbridge–Scott and his wife received media attention back in 2008, when the couple adopted eight children from Utah, and the community helped revamp their home for their new family.

Milbridge-Scott could face up to 12 years in prison, however, he has been given a dis-positional departure, meaning his sentencing may not follow the usual guidelines which will be determined at his sentencing. Milbridge-Scott's sentencing is scheduled for June 1st.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns