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DL man accused of sexual abuse of minor

A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance Tuesday in Becker County District Court on three felony counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Samuel Charles Baxa, 27, of 525 Washington Ave., Apt. 21, is accused of sexually abusing a girl under the age of 12 on several occasions between Jan. 30 and Aug. 2 of this year. According to the criminal complaint, the alleged abuse only stopped after the girl moved away.

Baxa is currently in custody at the Becker County Jail awaiting his next court appearance, at a Rule 8 hearing set to take place this Monday, Dec. 2. His bail has been set at $100,000 with conditions, or $300,000 without conditions.