Austin man facing additional criminal sexual conduct charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin man is pleading not guilty in Mower County District Court to new charges of criminal sexual conduct.

22-year old Colin Charles Belden entered not guilty pleas Thursday to four felony counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct and two felony counts of attempted 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. Court documents state the victim was under 13 and the alleged abuse occurred in 2016.

Belden’s trial in Mower County District Court is scheduled to start on March 29, 2021.

Belden was sentenced to 15 years of supervised probation in December 2019 after pleading guilty to one count of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct.