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West Fargo Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child For Years

Police were contacted and the girl was interviewed by child sexual abuse counselors

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo man has been charged with the ongoing sexual abuse of a child. 52-year-old Valentin Valenzuela is accused of molesting a girl for a number of years. Police were contacted and the girl was interviewed by child sexual abuse counselors. They believe the abuse started about six years ago. The charge carries a maximum sentence…

Former “America’s Dad” Labeled Sexually Violent Predator And Sentenced To Prison

A Pennsylvania judge has ordered Bill Cosby to spend 3 to ten years in prison

NORRISTOWN, PA — Bill Cosby is going to prison. “This is a very important day,” said attorney Gloria Allred. “Judgment day has come.” A Pennsylvania judge has ordered Cosby to spend 3 to ten years in prison, denying the defense attorney’s request for house arrest. They had argued Cosby is blind and only a danger to himself. The 81-year-old known…

Former Victoria’s Secret Worker Accused of Stealing $35,000 Worth of Merchandise

Authorities: Pru Bray took the items out of the store in bags or wore them under her clothing

MINOT, N.D. — A Minot woman is accused of stealing $35,000 in merchandise from Victoria’s Secret. Authorities allege 19-year-old Pru Bray took the items out of the store in bags or wore them under her clothing while she worked there. She then allegedly sold the items at rummage sales, gave them as gifts or returned them for cash. Bray also…

Charges: Inmate used hammer, homemade knives to attack MN Corrections Officer

STILLWATER, Minn. (KMSP) – Charges have been filed against Edward Johnson, the man that killed Stillwater Correctional Officer Joseph Gomm last month. Johnson faces one felony count of second degree murder and one felony count of second degree assault. The charges also detail the way Johnson went about the attack, including the fact that he used a prison-issued hammer and two…

Former Securities Agent Sentenced For Scamming Clients Out of Millions

Kevin Wanner of Bismarck was given 11 years in prison for mail fraud and money laundering

BISMARCK, N.D. — A former North Dakota securities and insurance agent tearfully apologizes in court as he is sentenced for swindling. 56-year-old Kevin Wanner of Bismarck was given 11 years in prison for mail fraud and money laundering. He scammed about 40 people out of millions of dollars over a 15-year-period. Authorities say Wanner financed a lavish lifestyle with sham…

Mom Who Beat Son To Death After He Wet His Bed Gets 40 Years

Katrina Shangreaux of Porcupine pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder

PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, S.D. — A South Dakota woman accused of beating her 2-year-old son to death after he wet his bed has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. 30-old Katrina Shangreaux of Porcupine pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder in the July 2016 death of 2-year-old Kylen Shangreaux. She admitted assaulting the toddler with a studded belt….

State Supreme Court Rules Against Convicted Fargo Murderer Ashley Hunter

Hunter was found guilty in the stabbing death of Clarence Flowers and the hammer-killing of Samuel Traut

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court rules that the double murder conviction of a Fargo man will stand. Ashley Hunter was found guilty in the stabbing death of Clarence Flowers and the hammer-killing of Samuel Traut three years ago. Hunter was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He was also convicted of arson for setting fire to…

Man Who Killed Woman Then Set Her House On Fire Is Sentenced

Justin Critt Was Found Guilty In May Of Killing Melissa Wilcoxon Of Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The man found guilty of killing a Moorhead woman and starting her house on fire has been sentenced. A judge gave Justin Critt over 40 years in prison. He must serve about 29 years of that sentence before he is eligible to get out for good behavior. In May, Critt was found guilty by a jury of…

Man Walks Away From Work Release in Detroit Lakes

Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A former prison inmate has walked away from his work release program in Detroit Lakes. 41-year-old Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening. He was being housed at the Becker County Minimum Security Annex since being accepted into the work release program. Gomez previously spent time in prison in Stillwater…

Moorhead Man Gets 10 Years For Shooting Man Living In His Garage

Neil Johnson Admitted Smoking Meth Before Killing Jacob Glover

Jacob Glover & fiance/Neil JohnsonMOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting death of a man who was living in his garage. 26-year-old Neil Johnson shot and killed Jacob Glover of West Fargo during an argument outside Johnson’s home last April. The prosecutor says Johnson and Glover were arguing over coins…