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Duluth man pleads guilty to beating children with belts, cords

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A Duluth man accused of using belts and extension cords to physically abuse five children so severely that some of the children have permanent scars on their backsides has admitted to the abuse.

Jason L. Wiggins, 28, pleaded guilty in St. Louis County District Court on Wednesday to two felony counts of malicious punishment of a child resulting in substantial bodily harm. Wiggins had been scheduled to stand trial June 1.

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