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Published May 02 2011

SD man sentenced in Cass County District Court for luring

FARGO – A South Dakota man has been sentenced in Cass County District Court to four years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of luring minors by computer.

Michael John Novotny, 63, of Rosholt, was accused of setting up a meeting in August with a Fargo police detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Novotny had exchanged texts with the detective he thought was a teen and had planned to meet her at a Burger King in Fargo, court records state.

Novotny’s attorney had recommended a one-year sentence.

Prosecutors requested six years.