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Man guilty in pre-teen assault case

A Cloquet man who once served time for kidnapping and raping an ex-girlfriend was found guilty by a jury on June 7 of four felony counts related to his attempted sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.

Tony Allen Gohl, 40, was charged in fall 2023 with a series of crimes related to an incident involving a girl he’d been taking care of for approximately one year. His trial was conducted at the Sixth District Carlton County Courthouse before Judge Rebekka Stumme.

The jury found Gohl guilty of two counts of attempted criminal sexual conduct in the first degree — both sexual penetration and sexual c...