Azzel Mickey Lee Foster sentenced to 320-month prison sentence for rape of child
Azzel Mickey Lee Foster, 31, was sentenced to a lengthy prison term today after being found guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in a March jury trial in Hennepin County District Court. The court granted the Hennepin County Attorney's Office motion for an upward sentencing departure, due to the multiple forms of abuse in this case and for committing the abuse in the 9-year-old child victim’s bedroom, and sentenced Mr. Foster to 320 months in prison (more than 26.5 years). The Hennepin County Attorney's Office had recommended a statutory maximum sentence of 30 years. Mr. Foster will be subject to lifetime registration as a predatory offender.
“Mr. Foster has now been convicted multiple times of criminal sexual conduct and inflicted horrific abuse on this little girl,” Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty said. “My heart breaks for this child and her family. I’m hopeful they can one day find peace and healing.”
According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Foster committed multiple acts of criminal sexual conduct against the victim between December 2021 and January 2022. He was previously convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct on May 25, 2017, in Otter Tail County and sentenced to 90 months in prison.
Azzel Mickey Lee Foster Criminal Complaint (pdf)