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Ogema man sentenced to 13 years in prison

An Ogema man was sentenced to prison recently in Becker County District Court after being convicted on a felony charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Donovan Duane Bellanger, 45, of 33519 County Road 143, Ogema, was ordered to serve 156 months (13 years) in prison, and will be eligible for conditional release (i.e., parole) after 10 years. He was also fined $135 and ordered to register as a predatory offender.

Bellanger was accused of engaging in sexual relations with a girl under the age of 13 multiple times over the course of several months.

The alleged incidents began sometime during the summer of 2010, with the last incident occurring on March 3 of 2011. All of the alleged incidents occurred in Becker County.