A 47-year-old man used his position of trust in the lives of two young girls to manipulate them sexually.  Todd Edward Kinzel appeared Tuesday in Yellowstone County District Court for sentencing on one count of sexual assault.  A second count of sexual assault was dropped due to the statute of limitations on the offense.
Kinzel was sentenced to five years in the Montana Department of Corrections followed by a 15-year suspended sentence.  He was designated as a level-one sex offender and ordered to register as a sexual offender.  Kinzel, a licensed nurse, admitted to forcing a 13-year-old girl to undress for an examination, then touching her inappropriately.

 

He also admitted to abusing a second girl, a crime for which he was not charged due to the statute of limitations.  Michael Sullivan, director of South Central Treatment Associates in Billings, testified that Kinszel’s psycho-sexual evaluation suggested a low risk of re-offending.