Minnesota man accused of raping 4-year-old girl in Winona County

Cesar Eduardo Sierra Avila, photo from Winona County Sheriff's Office

A 34-year-old Minnesota man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl in Winona County.

Cesar Eduardo Sierra Avila, from Minnesota City, recently appeared in Winona County District Court charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first and second-degree.

According to the Winona Daily News, court documents say the girl told her mother about the incident on Dec. 11. The mother told police she believed it happened on Nov. 27 when the 4-year-old was at Avila's residence with the victim's sister and cousin.

"In a forensic interview, the child reaffirmed the story she had told her mother, and using anatomically correct dolls, demonstrated to investigators sexual contact with Avila, including vaginal and oral penetration and ejaculation, as described in court documents," the Winona Daily News reported.

Currently, Avila is in custody and being held on $150,000 bail without conditions, and $75,000 bail with conditions including no contact with the victim.