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North Dakota Supreme Court orders new trial in soliciting case

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The North Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a retrial for a Grand Forks man found guilty in March 2008 of soliciting a 12-year-old girl.


Cornell Scutchings was accused of making advances toward the girl on several occasions in March and April of 2007 in Grand Forks. He was sentenced to two years behind bars.

But Scutchings attorney Gretchen Handy motioned for a mistrial, citing a prosecutor's comments on her client's choice not to testify.

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