Men plead guilty to sex crime charge
Brandon John Chmielewski, 25, of Leonard, and Samuel Robert Smith, 21, of Bemidji, pleaded guilty Dec. 15, before Judge Paul Benshoof in Beltrami County District Court to amended charges of serious felony attempted criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree. The original charge was serious felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 13 and 15 years old.
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