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Man found guilty of 'heinous' sexual assaults

After nearly seven hours of deliberation and close to five days of testimony, a Carlton County jury returned guilty verdicts on all but one kidnapping charge for a Scanlon man accused of rape, kidnapping and domestic abuse.

The jury found Dennis Michael St. John, 55, guilty of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct "with heinous elements," plus one count of kidnapping and domestic assault with the intent of bodily harm. They found him innocent of a second kidnapping charge.

By finding him guilty of the heinous elements, St. John will spend his life in prison with no possibility o...

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