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Published January 15, 2014, 11:17 AM

Police: Grand Forks man charged with gross sexual imposition after luring girls

A Grand Forks man has been arrested on suspicion that he had lured juvenile girls online and had sex with several of the victims, ranging from 13 to 17 years old, according to police.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

A Grand Forks man has been arrested on suspicion that he had lured juvenile girls online and had sex with several of the victims, ranging from 13 to 17 years old, according to police.

Eric Scott Sansburn, 29, was identified by investigators as the person behind several of online accounts. He has been arrested and charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition, one of sexual assault, five counts of luring minors by computer or other electronic means and 10 counts of possession of child pornography, according to court records.

Gross sexual imposition, the most serious of the charges, carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Sansburn is scheduled to make an initial appearance at 3 p.m. today.

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