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Published January 30, 2013, 09:10 PM

Bemidji Teacher Accused of Sexual Conduct Found Dead

A former Bemidji elementary school teacher who was accused of sexual conduct with more than one child was found dead today.

A former Bemidji elementary school teacher who was accused of sexual conduct with more than one child was found dead today.

54-year-old John Thorn Wangberg of Cass Lake, was arraigned on two felony counts of second degree sexual conduct and a gross misdemeanor charge of non-consensual sexual conduct in the fifth degree. Wangberg was a teacher at Central Elementary. He resigned from a 30-year career just two days before the first of three victims of alleged sexual abuse came forward. Authorities got a call this afternoon around 1:30 about a man dead on his property. Investigators pronounced Wangberg dead at the scene about 13 miles east of Bemidji in the Ten Lakes Township. Authorities do not suspect foul play. The investigation will continue until a final autopsy report is filed.

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