Man charged with having sex with underage girl in Forest City park pleads guilty

FOREST CITY — A rural Garner man charged with sexual assault after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl in a Forest City park has pleaded guilty.

18-year-old Zakary Schachtner was charged with third-degree sexual abuse after Forest City police say he committed a sexual act with someone under the age of 16 and was four or more years younger. Forest City police in a criminal complaint say that Schachtner admitted to having sex with the girl in a bathroom at Pammel Park back in October.

Schachtner pleaded guilty in Winnebago County District Court earlier this week. He’ll face up to five years in prison when sentenced on July 2nd.

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