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Sex charges marked by 'heinous elements'


October 30, 2020

A grand jury indicted a Scanlon man last week with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct “with heinous elements” and a charge of kidnapping. If convicted, the first three charges all carry a life sentence without possibility of release.

Dennis Michael St. John Jr., 53, was arrested in July, after being accused of holding a woman against her will and raping her repeatedly, forcing drugs on her and threatening to kill her.

According to the complaint, the alleged victim ran into St. John at the Black Bear Casino Resort on Friday, July 17, and left about 11 p.m. to go to his...

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