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An Afton man convicted by a jury of criminal sexual conduct maintained his innocence just before being sentenced to prison last week in Washington County District Court.


During the hearing, Charles Arthur Bell told Washington County District Court Judge John Hoffman that he had lived a law-abiding life after being warned at a young age about the consequences of breaking the law.

“I’ve never done anything bad in my life,” Bell, 63, said.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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