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Laporte man found guilty of two sex crimes involving underage girl

Boyd Dean Beck

A Laporte man has been found guilty of two felony sex crimes involving a minor child.

Boyd Dean Beck, 59, was convicted Wednesday evening of two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct by a Hubbard County jury.

Even though Judge Paul Rasmussen would not allow videotaped testimony by the child victim to be played in court, the jury found that Beck engaged in sexual contact with the girl between November 2009and March 2010.

Prosecutor Erika Randall had asked Rasmussen to remand Beck into immediate custody but the judge denied the request.

Beck's sentencing is set for Aug. 15.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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