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Nisswa man disputes sex charges


 Thomas Erickson, accused of sexually abusing young boys over the past several decades at his Nisswa home, is preparing for his initial court appearance Friday on criminal charges of criminal sexual conduct. 

Erickson, in a phone interview Wednesday, said some of the charges against him may be true but are not as bad as court records state in the case. 

He also said the crimes took place a long time ago and there have been no recent incidents. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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