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Judge spares Minn. defendant who has brain tumor

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Judge spares Minn. defendant who has brain tumor

HASTINGS (AP) — A former girls’ hockey coach from Burnsville has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl, but he won’t go to prison because he has a brain tumor.

Dakota County Judge Richard Spicer told 57-year-old James B. Vandusartz there should be consequences for his actions. But the judge said Monday there were no consequences he could give.

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