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Minnesota surgeon allegedly tried to harm same boy in May

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- One month before a Benedict surgeon was charged with trying to choke his foster son by jamming a surgical glove down his throat, the man tied a shoestring around the boy’s scrotum May 17, an amended criminal complaint states.


The allegation came as Dennis James Sullivan, 50, made his initial appearance Friday in Hubbard County District Court after being extradited from North Dakota the previous day.

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