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Man charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct

A 35-year-old Willow River man has been charged in Carlton County District Court with two felony counts for criminal sexual conduct. According to the Carlton County sheriff's office, Francis Lenard Marsh was under investigation in early March for engaging in penetrative oral sex with a girl who was under age 13. Police said a juvenile relative of the girl learned of the conduct and reported it to adults who contacted police.

Marsh was taken into custody April 1 and is expected to make a second appearance in district court Monday, April 8.

According to the sheriff's office, the alleged victim t...

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