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DL man sentenced to prison, fined on criminal sex charge

A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced in Becker County District Court to five years in prison on a felony charge of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct-using force or coercion.

Jeffery Michael Gilbertson, 24, of 702 W. Lake Drive, Apt. 7, Detroit Lakes, is accused of coercing a female victim into having sexual intercourse with him against her will.

The incident took place at a Detroit Lakes apartment on Dec. 5. According to the complaint, Gilbertson said he didn’t want her to leave for work without having sex with him, and even after she said no, he forced the issue.

According to the complaint, he also put a pillow over her face because she was crying.

Gilbertson has four prior domestic assault-related convictions on his record, including one in 2009, one in 2011 and two in 2012.

He was ordered to serve 60 months (five years) in prison, and fined $135.

A second court case involving two felony counts of violating a domestic abuse no contact order was dismissed per plea agreement.