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Puposky man charged in sex crime


BEMIDJI—A Puposky, Minn., man was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday after a woman said he picked her up from a Bemidji State University dorm, drove her to a remote location north of Lake Bemidji and sexually assaulted her.

Richard Leif Erickson, 20, has been held in the Beltrami County Jail since early morning Tuesday, according to the jail's inmate list. According to BSU officials, Erickson is not a student.

According to a complaint against Erickson, he arrived at Tamarack Hall early Monday evening, walked into a dorm room and asked a number of people if they "wanted to get high." Two people, including the victim, agreed to go with Erickson to his car, the complaint said.


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