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Criminal Sexual Conduct
March 10, 2017
Jury finds man guilty of sex assault
BEMIDJI -- A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she slept in her Bemidji apartment was found guilty of third-degree criminal sexual...
March 10, 2017 - 5:31pm
Walker man charged with sexually assaulting children, producing videos
WALKER -- A Walker man has been charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct after an investigation allegedly revealed that he shared child pornography with others. According to a news release from the Cass County Attorney’s Office, Richard Wilson Jr. had sexual contact with...
March 10, 2017 - 5:13pm
Bemidji man charged with criminal sexual conduct
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct Monday after a woman reported to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office that she had been sexually assaulted. According to a criminal complaint, Austin Cleo Christopherson, 18, was arrested Jan. 7 after...
January 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
December 29, 2015
Former Cass Lake-Bena school staffer pleads not guilty to sex with student
CASS LAKE—A former paraprofessional at Cass Lake-Bena High School pleaded not guilty to criminal sexual conduct and indecent exposure charges Monday in Cass County District Court. Cara Donnell, 29, of Cass Lake is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old male high school student...
December 29, 2015 - 5:19pm
October 22, 2015
Former paraprofessional at Cass Lake-Bena faces charges for alleged sex with student
CASS LAKE -- A former Cass Lake-Bena High School faculty member faces criminal sexual conduct charges in Cass County District Court on allegations of having sex with a student at the school. Cara Lynn Donnell, 29, of Cass Lake is accused of having sex with a male high school student...
October 22, 2015 - 6:53pm
November 8, 2014
Cass Lake man sentenced for sex crime
BEMIDJI -- A Cass Lake man was sentenced Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court to 90 days in jail on a felony criminal sexual conduct charge. Ira...
November 8, 2014 - 2:10pm
November 6, 2014
Former teacher convicted of sex crime; 3-year prison sentence stayed
BEMIDJI -- A former teacher at Voyageurs Expeditionary School in Bemidji has been sentenced to four months in jail for felony criminal sexual...
November 6, 2014 - 6:19pm
September 11, 2014
Pretrial set for Cass Lake man accused of molesting 5-year-old
BEMIDJI -- A Cass Lake man pleaded not guilty Monday in Beltrami County Court to felony criminal sexual conduct. Ira Ray Keezer, 37, is accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl in February while she was visiting family in Bemidji. Keezer is charged with second-degree criminal sexual...
September 11, 2014 - 4:55pm
September 10, 2014
Kelliher man sentenced for sex with 13-year-old
BEMIDJI -- A 23-year-old Kelliher man was convicted Monday in Beltrami County Court of criminal sexual conduct involving a 13-year-old girl. John Norman Wickham III was charged with fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sex with the girl in July 2013. He plead not guilty...
September 10, 2014 - 8:32pm
August 19, 2014
Former Bemidji teacher pleads guilty to sex with student
BEMIDJI -- A former teacher at Voyageurs Expeditionary School in Bemidji plead guilty to felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Beltrami County Court on Tuesday. Paul Joseph Johnson, 48, of Backus, Minn., was charged in January after accusations of having a sexual relationship...
August 19, 2014 - 2:00pm
July 22, 2014
Bemidji man pleads not guilty to criminal sexual conduct
BEMIDJI -- A 20-year-old Bemidji man plead not guilty Tuesday to a felony criminal sexual conduct charge in Beltrami County Court. Joshua Riley Malone is accused of having sex with an unconscious victim at a house party in February. Malone is charged with third-degree criminal sexual...
July 22, 2014 - 7:01pm
June 18, 2014
Cass Lake man gets 10 years for sexual assault of child
CASS LAKE -- A Cass Lake man was sentenced to nearly ten years in prison for felony criminal sexual conduct in Cass County Court Monday. Francis “Tuffy” Peter Isham, 61, plead guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct on May 6. Isham is accused of engaging in sexual contact...
June 18, 2014 - 2:37pm
June 10, 2014
Former Bemidji teacher denies sex crime charges
BEMIDJI -- A former teacher at Voyageurs Expeditionary School in Bemidji has plead not guilty to having sex with one of his students. Paul Joseph Johnson, 48, of Backus, Minn., is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student. Johnson taught math at...
June 10, 2014 - 9:45pm
June 3, 2014
Walker man convicted of sex crime
WALKER -- A Walker man was sentenced Monday in Cass County court to eight years in prison for third-degree sexual conduct. Darren Joseph Sayers, 45, plead guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct on April 21. The complaint filed by the Cass County Attorney's...
June 3, 2014 - 6:31pm
March 19, 2014
Bemidji man charged with criminal sexual conduct
BEMIDJI -- A 19-year-old Bemidji man was arraigned in Beltrami District Court Wednesday on criminal sexual conduct charges. Joshua Riley Malone has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct against a victim who was mentally impaired or rendered helpless. He faces up...
March 19, 2014 - 3:27pm