BEMIDJI-A Bemidji man has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct in Beltrami County District Court.

Kyle Johnson, 29, formerly of Cass Lake, was arrested in May after an 8-year-old girl told her mother and grandmother Johnson had molested her on several occasions. Johnson denied the allegations when he was arrested May 19.

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Johnson pleaded guilty Sept. 16 to two counts of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Second-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 16. He is being held in the Beltrami County Jail on $50,000 conditional bail.