Windom man sentenced to 6 months in jail for sexually abusing vulnerable adults at group home he worked at

A Windom man has been sentenced for sexually abusing vulnerable adults at a group home where he worked.

According to court records, Samuel Lee Sandbo, 21, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 15 years of supervised probation. He was also given credit for four days already served. Sandbo was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The judge sentenced Sandbo to a stay of imposition on both counts, meaning if he successfully completes the probation the conviction will be dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Charges: Windom man sexually abused vulnerable adults at group home

According to a criminal complaint, a Windom police investigator received a report of abuse against a vulnerable adult on Nov. 19. During the investigation, authorities learned Sandbo had anxiety and guilt over acts he committed on several vulnerable adults.

On Nov. 19, Sandbo told investigators he began working for PRL/HSI in January 2017, and became physically abusive to the clients within six months, the complaint states. It also states he admitted to penetrating two vulnerable adults, both of whom had profound intellectual disabilities.

Each charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct carried a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, a $30,000 fine or both.