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Green receives stay of imposition on sex crime

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Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Richard Michael Green, 21, of Kelliher, pleaded guilty April 12 in Beltrami County District Court and received a 10-year stay of imposition of sentence Monday for serious felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a girl between the ages of 13 and 15 when he was 48 months or more older than the victim.

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Judge John Melbye imposed a long list of conditions on Green's stayed of imposition: Green must:

-- Serve 90 days in jail, with credit for two days served and work release.

-- Serve up to 10 years of supervised probation.

-- Pay fines and costs of $408.

-- Pay restitution of $3,401.92.

-- Not consume illegal drugs.

-- Undergo random testing.

-- Undergo chemical dependency evaluation and follow recommendations.

-- Submit a DNA sample.

-- Maintain employment.

-- Comply with polygraph testing.

-- Register as a sex offender.

-- Comply with rules of the Department of Corrections.

-- Complete outpatient sex offender treatment.

-- Have no contact with the victim or other minor girls.

-- Not use or possess sexually explicit materials.

The judge granted a furlough for the sex offender treatment.

At 3:30 p.m. April 12, parents of a 14-year-old girl contacted the Beltrami County Sheriff''s Office with concerns that their daughter had been sexually active with Green. The parents provided law enforcement with information obtained from a cell phone, namely sexually explicit messages and images.

The girl confirmed that Green had been her boyfriend and he had had sexual contact with her.

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