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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cottage Grove Man Rapes 7 Year Old, Does Only 2 Years, Released, Rapes 12 year Old Dozens of Times in Two Year Period

 In Cottage Grove, just a block east of Park High School, resided a serial child rapist Donald Oreskovich. According to public court records, in 1995 he was charged with 3 child sex crimes by Washington County prosecutors for raping a seven year old child. Just as is the case in all but a few examples in the last two years, all the charges except one were dropped or dismissed. Oreskovich was convicted of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct for the rape the following year. Also, just like today, the same broken
Minnesota Law and Sentencing guidelines only gave him 30 months in prison for raping this seven year old child. When he was soon released he eventually moved in a block from the local High School in Cottage Grove, Park High School in a home at  on 79th Street S (address removed because he no longer lives there). No one is allowed to know where sex offenders currently live in MN, literally only a few states in the Country do not allow the public access to this vital information. The best we can do is get the last known address from the original public court data.

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As the years went by Don Oreskovich was charged and convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in 1999 and 2007; but again, MN law just gives a slap on the wrist with extended probation in most cases. Never have we seen these child sex offenders get extra prison time for ignoring their registration commitment. Side note, the max sex offender registration in MN is only 10 years.

Fast forward to 2014... Is it any surprise that Don Oreskovich was caught having raped another child under 13? According to the criminal complaint he raped a child multiple times on different occasions over a two year period. In one three month period he said he had sex with the victim "15 to 20 times." The victim stated she'd resist him "but he was too big" and would over power her. Other times he admitted to drugging her water with narcotics and prescription sleeping pills. Almost anyone you ask will tell you the mind of child rapist is so twisted there is little to no chance of "rehabilitating" them like some criminals. The best action most states have found is to not hesitate to lock them up for life on the first conviction or if released require life time registration and strict monitoring on a public run website. 

For Oreskovich, he was convicted of second degree child rape and only because it was the second time with dozens of self admitted accounts of having sex with the child was he sentenced to 30 years in prison. He also admitted to molesting a 9 year old and a 14 year old in the criminal complaint. Should child rapists be locked up for life the first time, or at least intensely supervised for life like in most states? 

This case is NOT uncommon in just Washington County alone. Many convicted rapists from Washington County sexually assault and rape again in the County after their first conviction or even second. These are just some of the articles from the last two years:
Convicted Child Rapist in Oakdale, Wanted for Rape Again, This Time A Baby Sitter, Weak Charges 
Convicted Child Predator and Stillwater Mortgage Broker Charged With Two Counts of Child Rape

At least once a month for the last two years we bring you articles just like this and there's no end in sight until the law changes. Even if County prosecutors got tough on these child rapists and didn't drop over half the initial charges and accept ridiculous plea deals these men would still face minimal prison time and sex offender registration. If you hope to see any law change, continue to contact law makers

To see dozens more examples in the last two years of insane plea deals from Washington County prosecutors and the weak MN sex offender law letting the public down see:

In Minnesota, law makers and prosecutors believe child rapists can be "rehabilitated," do not need to be monitored, and can become good members of society. The evidence is the fact no bill has passed to make sex offender law more tough in the last two years. Also, Only several hundred of the over 20,000 convicted rapists in Minnesota are confined in prison. Most only do a couple years and then are released. More information here:

It's clear that just because a child rapist is charged or convicted, doesn't mean justice will be served after sentencing if convicted. Therefore, if the punishment for ALL criminal sexual conduct crimes is raised than weak charges and convictions will be stronger. With the raised bar there won't be a thing as an outrageous plea deal to lesser rape charges or a weak sentence.

Tell legislators to also make the sex offender list public like nearly every other State in the Country does. All but MN, DC, and Maine have public lists. Maine only has 2,700 sex offenders in their state though. Compared to over 20,000 in MN. 

Donald Andrew Oreskovich
DOB: 06/19/1972
in Jail 10-5-2018
I: Criminal Sexual Conduct first degree person under 13
II: Criminal Sexual Conduct first degree victim 13-15 position of Authority (MN 609.342.1(b))
III: Criminal Sexual Conduct first degree victim under 16 significant relationship multiple acts over time (MN 609.342.1 hiii)

According to MN court records he has been convicted of many child rapes and probation violations:
Washington County 1995:
Criminal Sex Conduct-2nd Degree-Victim Under 13-Actor > 36m Old (Convicted)
Crim Sex 2nd Deg (Dismissed)
Solicit child-sex conduct (Dismissed)

He was sentenced to 30 months in Prison 

In 1999 and 2007 he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender according to MN court data

Washington County 2014:
Criminal Sexual Cond-1st Degree- Person Under 13-Actor greater than 36m older (Convicted)
Criminal Sex Conduct-1st Degree-person Under 13-Position of Authority (Convicted)
Criminal Sex Conduct-1st Degree Person Under 13 Sig Relationship -Multiple Acts Over Time (Dismissed)
He was sentenced to 30 years in Prison and "Life time" offender registration.