A 57-year-old Mankato man is facing four counts of criminal sexual conduct after Mankato Police say his ten-year-old granddaughter came forward to say he molested her several times.

The child told police that her grandfather Pablo Rodriguez lived in the basement of the family home and had also lived with the family at a previous address and he fondled her several times over the course of several months.

The criminal complaint shows that the girl told investigators that Rodriguez touched her under her clothing and the molestation included digital penetration.

The victim’s mother and sister told police that the child’s behavior had recently changed, including wanting to lock her bedroom door and not wanting to be alone with Rodriguez.

He will be in court July 26th.