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Ponsford man charged with criminal sexual conduct

William Lawrence Butcher, 48, of 49420 280th St., Ponsford has been charged in Becker County District court with felony third- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to court records:

On Feb. 27 a woman reported being sexually assaulted by Butcher while she slept at a residence in Pine Point.

There were three other people at the residence went she decided to go to bed that night. Her bedroom door had no lock, so she used a closet door to brace it shut.

She went to sleep fully clothed and allegedly woke to find her pants and underwear pulled down and Butcher penetrating her with his fingers. She allegedly kicked at him and yelled at him to leave, which he did. An officer observed the bedroom door had been broken open.

On Tuesday, District Judge Joe Evans issued a warrant for Butcher's arrest.

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