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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Only a Year in Jail for Man who Gang Raped 14 Year Old Child in Woodbury

In February of 2017 Dan Kevin Zambrano, age 19, last known address 908 Russell Street St Paul, MN 55101, was charged with several rape charges 6 months after violently raping a 14 year old girl with 3 others in a Woodbury townhouse in August of 2016. Why it took 6 months to charge them is not known. Unfortunately all the charges were dropped and he got a ridiculous plea deal. One of the other men was recently convicted for his role in the rape, Parker Cole Running Jarvis, also got a plea deal. He only got 5 years probation and 10 months in prison. see: 

Plea deals like this are extremely common in Washington County and across the State and
Dan Zambrano, picture from
his Public Facebook account
only Legislators have the power to fix the broken Minnesota Laws.

Dan Zambrano, or "Dan Zam" as he likes to go by on social media, was initially charged with strong 1st degree rape charges that would have got him over 30 years in prison according to the criminal complaint:

DATE: 2/10/2017 
DEFENDANT: Dan Kevin Zambrano 
DOB: 9/2/1998 
MN AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department 
CHARGE: 
I: Aiding and Abetting Criminal Sex Conduct-1st Degree-Penetration - Accomplice Uses/Force/Coerce; 
II: Aiding and Abetting Criminal Sex Conduct-1st Degree-Penetration -Cause Personal Injury;
III: Aiding and Abetting Criminal Sex Conduct-3rd Degree-Force or Coercion;
IV: Aiding and Abetting Criminal Sex Conduct-3rd Degree-Victim 13-15 Actor >24m older

He also goes by Dan Kevin on facebook.

Zambrano was added to our running list of charged and convicted sex offenders:Washington County Sex Offenders. Names, Photos, Addresses.

Unfortunately it appears the Washington County prosecutors folded and gave him an even worse plea deal than Parker Jarvis. They got him to plead guilty to 5th degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in order to avoid trial.  This conviction fits that of a drunk at a bar who slaps someone's butt... not for someone who gang rapes a 14 year old child.

Something could have gone wrong in the prosecution of the case to explain this injustice of a plea deal. However, it is doubtful because if there was lack of evidence than all the charges would have been dismissed. We don't know because the County does not answer questions like this.

What is known, is all that is important. The fact a 14 year old child was gang raped and one of the guys who did it is walking with a year in Jail, with 279 days credit for time served, a $1,573 fine, and register as a sex offender for the maximum in Minnesota 10 years. 

Citizens must contact their legislators if you expect to see this change. Find your legislator here: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/districtfinder


It's clear that just because a child rapist is charged with heavy 1st degree rape charges, does not mean they will be convicted of it. Therefore, if the punishment for ALL criminal sexual conduct crimes is raised than plea deals will be less weak. 

Aside from this article his name would not have come up on google for his actions. Tell legislators to also make the sex offender list public like nearly every other State in the County does. All but MN and Maine have public lists. Maine only has 2,700 sex offenders in their state though. Compared to nearly 20,000 in MN. see: Rampant Sex Crime on Children, in Just 2yrs, 10 Cases From County Alone, 8 Simple Laws to Update 

For many more examples from Washington County of convicted sex offenders still on our streets see our other posts here:
wcwatchdog.com/local-sex-offender-articles/

For the growing list of the last know location of convicted sex offenders in Washington County see: 


DATE: 2/21/2018 
DEFENDANT: Dan Kevin Zambrano 
DOB: 9/2/1998 
MN AGENCY: Woodbury Police Department 
JUDGE: Douglas B. Meslow 
CONVICTION: 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct 
SENTENCE: Committed to the Commissioner of Corrections for 365 days with credit for 279 days forthwith, credit for time served; fine with surcharge and fees; restitution ordered in the amount of $1,573.09, joint and several; register as a predatory offender for 10 years. 

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