A former Hanska man was found guilty on Friday of four felony counts of first degree sexual conduct involving a minor. The victim testified on Thursday that Travis John Stancer, age 45, raped her a number of times, and that he physically assaulted her in other ways as well.
Stancer was found guilty in Brown County District Court Friday on two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under age 13, and two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct penetration or contact with a victim under age 13.
Stancer’s first conviction for similar charges dates back to 2000, when he was sentenced for having a sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl. He was sentenced to probation at the time.
In Jan. 2019, Stancer pleaded guilty to sexual assault and incest chanrges in an unrelated case. According to court records at the time, Stancer repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman starting when she was 18 years old, and she conceived a child. At that time, he was sentenced to nearly three years in prison, but was released early due to credit for time served.
Oct. 2019, while Stancer was in prison for raping and impregnating a young woman, was also charged with also raping a child, the then-13 year old who was the accuser in this latest suit.
In May 2020, Stancer moved to New Ulm as a registered sex offender, and was on intensive supervised release including GPS monitoring.
As of this reporting, Stancer remains in Brown County Jail custody on $250,000 unconditional bail.