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Jury finds man guilty of criminal sexual conduct


April 12, 2019


A jury last month found a Carlton County man guilty of criminal sexual conduct in 2016.

On Thursday, March 28 a jury in Carlton County returned two guilty verdicts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree against Michael Dean Defoe, 51, of Cloquet.

According to the criminal complaint:

At approximately 3:55 a.m. Oct. 16, 2016 officers responded to Defoe's home on Maple Drive regarding an alleged assault. Officer Kevin Holshouser of the Fond du Lac police department was the first officer to arrive, and learned that Defoe had been stabbed in the neck. Defoe allegedly told police that he...

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