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Thief River Falls man charged with solicitation of children

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HALLOCK, Minn. -- A Thief River Falls man has been charged with electronic solicitation of children after being arrested Thursday.

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Marty D. Johnson, 51, was arrested in Pennington County by the Kittson County Sheriff’s Department, Chief Deputy Steve Porter said in a Kittson County sheriff’s news release.

Johnson’s criminal charge could mean imprisonment for up to three years, a $5,000 fine or both, Porter said.

Johnson was being held in Kittson County Jail and was expected to have his first court appearance in Hallock on Friday.

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