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Former Cass Lake-Bena School administrator pleads guilty to gross misdemeanor criminal sexual conduct

Carl E. Remmers, 65, of Cass Lake, former superintendent of the Cass Lake-Bena School District, pleaded guilty in Beltrami County District Court Tuesday, Feb. 8, to gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. The charge was amended from serious felony criminal sexual conduct. His sentencing is scheduled for April 4.

According to the criminal complaint, a 17-year-old boy said he had been inappropriately touched by Remmers while he was in Remmers' office in the Alternative Learning Center in Cass Lake.