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Trial delayed in rape, kidnapping case

 

September 17, 2021



The trial for a Scanlon man accused of criminal sexual conduct “with heinous elements” and a kidnapping was canceled for this week and reset for January.

Dennis Michael St. John Jr., 54, was arrested in July 2020, 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 criminal complaint, the alleged victim ran into St. John at the Black Bear Casino Resort on July 17 and they left about 11 p.m. to go to his home. She told police she had been in a previous relationship with him. Once inside his...



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