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Man sentenced to 9 years in sex abuse case

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Man sentenced to 9 years in sex abuse case
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

REMER -- A 30-year-old man was sentenced to 110 months in prison for sexually touching a young boy in Remer.

Melvin Eugene Smith III plead guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in Cass County, according to a release issued by the Cass County Attorney’s Office. The complaint filed by the county attorney’s office alleged Smith sexually touched a young boy on multiple occasions in 2011 while taking care of him in Remer.

Smith will be subject to predatory offender registration and assigned a risk level when released from prison. He has been convicted of failing to register as a predatory offender on two prior occasions.

Pioneer staff reports