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Jury finds Bemidji man guilty of criminal sexual conduct

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A Beltrami County Jury found a 45-year-old Bemidji man guilty Friday of serious felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13.


The charge against Ryan Russell Hilmer is that he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl Oct. 8 in rural Bemidji.

Hilmer was taken into custody after the guilty verdict and will remain in the Beltrami County Jail until his sentencing, which is scheduled for April 27 at the Beltrami County Courthouse.

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