Man gets 20 years probation for raping a young girl

A Minneapolis man will spend the next two decades on probation with 16 years in prison over his head for raping a 5-year-old Eagan girl.

Dennis Micheal Roy, 44, was sentenced in Dakota County District Court on March 22 to 20 years of probation after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Dennis Roy
Dennis Roy

Roy faces more than 16 years in prison if he violates the conditions of his probation, which includes having psychiatric evaluation and treatment, registering as a predatory offender and having no contact with the victim or anyone else under age 18.

Roy received credit for the 489 days he served in jail during his court proceedings.

The young girl, who was Roy’s relative, and her mother told police in April 2011 that Roy engaged in numerous sexual acts, including intercourse, with the girl in 2007 when she was 5 years old.

Roy has a lengthy criminal record, which includes one felony, one gross misdemeanor, and two misdemeanor domestic assaults.