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Hackensack man pleads guilty to sexual assaults on juveniles


A Hackensack man accused of sexually assaulting juvenile girls has pleaded guilty to the crime.

Arthur Austin-Ellis Evans, 35, entered his guilty plea to two counts of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct Monday in Cass County District Court. His sentencing has been set for 1 p.m. on Dec. 12.

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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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