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Kelliher man pleads guilty to sex with 13-year-old

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BEMIDJI -- A 23-year-old Kelliher man plead guilty Wednesday to a sex crime involving a 13-year-old girl last July.

John Norman Wickham III is charged with fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He plead not guilty in March and amended his plea to guilty in Beltrami County Court on Wednesday.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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