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Wadena man charged for contact with 13-year-old

WADENA -- An 18-year-old from Wadena was charged with a crime for allegedly having contact with a 13-year-old girl.

On Aug. 15, Verndale police questioned Robert James Dunkley about a pair of incidents in which he was accused of trying to engage in sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Dunkley allegedly said he had contact with the girl but denied anything sexual, insisting he only "gave her a hug," court documents said.

His first court appearance was scheduled for Nov. 19.