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Warrant issued for man having sex with minor

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Ponsford man on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct.

Leonard Joseph Smith, 32, of PO Box 102, Ponsford, is accused of having sex with a young girl, who was 14 at the time, on numerous occasions starting in April 2011 and continuing through December.

According to the criminal complaint, the teenage girl said that she and Smith had sex on her 14th birthday, and the relationship continued throughout the summer months and into the fall.