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Published January 23, 2012, 06:11 PM

Petersburg, ND, Sex Offender Gets 7 Years in Prison

(WDAZ-TV) - A Petersburg, ND, man charged with five counts of gross sexual imposition was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) - A Petersburg, ND, man charged with five counts of gross sexual imposition was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday.

Michael McClary pleaded guilty to all counts. He had three years of the ten-year sentence suspended and gets credit for 279 days served in jail.

McClary also has to pay over $1,000 in fees. The maximum penalty for the charges was life in prison without parole.

He was accused of sexual contact with three girls ages 14, 13 and seven at the time of the offenses. Authorities say four of the five incidents happened in 2010 and the other dates back to 2004.

McClary was arrested at the Amabassador Motel on S. Washington St. in Grand Forks on April 19, 2011.

He had previously been charged with sexual assault in 1997 in Saskatchewan, served about four years, and then was deported to the U.S. in 2001.

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