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Forum staff reports, Published May 07 2012

Moorhead man receives 30 years on sex charges

MOORHEAD – A 33-year-old Moorhead man was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison for having sex with a girl under the age of 16.

Gary Lee Johnson had pleaded guilty in March to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sex with the girl on three separate occasions in 2011.

According to the sentence handed down by Judge Lisa Borgen, Johnson must serve at least 20 years of the sentence in prison, with a maximum of 10 years unsupervised release possible.

Johnson must also register as a lifetime sex offender and pay a fee of $1,085. He was given credit for 220 days served.