William D. Miller, 53, of rural Sebeka was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The original charges of felony first-degree and third-degree criminal sexual conduct were amended in an Aug. 29 plea agreement.
According to court records, on Sept. 27, 2018. a business associate of Miller’s reported to authorities that he had learned that Miller had sexually abused several underage girls in the past when his family lived near Frazee. The victims told investigators that the abuse started in their early- to mid-teens and lasted from 1½ to six years. Miller apologized to at least one of the victims two years ago for the abuse.
Miller appeared Oct. 23 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who sentenced him to 90 months in prison at St. Cloud and ordered him to pay a $50 fine and $215 in court fees.
Fargo woman gets prison time on drug charge
Megan Sue Strader, 27, of Fargo was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, shortly before 2 a.m. Aug. 24, 2014, she was given a ride to Walmart by a state trooper after her car ran out of gas at Kris Street near the Sandbar in Detroit Lakes.
A short while later the trooper returned for a report on a woman causing trouble on Airport Road. The woman was Strader. She had a syringe sticking out of her shirt, and a baggie of buprenorphine hydrochloride pills and powder (used to treat opioid addiction) wrapped in cellophane were found in her shirt during the booking process at the jail. She had several probation violations.
She appeared Oct. 18 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced her to a year and a day in prison at Shakopee and ordered her to pay a $500 fine and $665 in court fees.
A misdemeanor charge of providing a false name to a peace officer was dropped in a plea agreement.
Waubun woman gets jail, treatment for probation violation
Leslie Joy Keezer, 30, of rural Waubun was sentenced to jail time in Becker County District Court for probation violations on a 2016 drug conviction.
According to court records, Detroit Lakes police were dispatched to Walmart on a report of a shoplifter on Jan. 31, 2016. When they arrived, store security was already speaking with Keezer, who appeared agitated.
She had reportedly tried to steal a wireless speaker and phone charger from the store, totaling $206. An officer who spoke with Keezer asked her if she had anything in her pockets, and according to the report, she then took out a container with 21 pills that were identified as Clonazepam, a controlled substance. She was later convicted on a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
She appeared Oct. 22 before District Judge Jay Carlson, who reaffirmed her original sentence of a year and a day in prison at Shakopee, stayed for five years. On the probation violation, she was ordered to serve 45 days in jail, with credit for five days served, and after 20 days was allowed to go into inpatient treatment. If completed, the rest of her jail time will be forgiven.
A misdemeanor theft charge was dropped in a plea agreement.