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Ponsford man gets four years in prison for sex crime

David Arthur Brown, 59, of Box 86, Ponsford, was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a serious felony charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, multiple acts.

On July 23, 2007, a girl reported that Brown had sexually penetrated her multiple times from the summer of 2004 to May of 2007. She was under the age of 11 when the abuse started.

He pleaded guilty Aug. 25 and was sentenced Oct. 23 by District Judge Peter Irvine to 48 months in prison, with 10 years of sexual offender release after his prison time is served.

He was ordered to get sexual offender therapy and have no contact with the victim or other minor children.