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Published March 15, 2011, 08:33 AM

East Grand Forks man sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual abuse

East Grand Forks, Minn. (WDAY TV) - An East Grand Forks man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl over the course of several years.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

East Grand Forks, Minn. (WDAY TV) - An East Grand Forks man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a girl over the course of several years.

41-year-old Paulino Bernal pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Three other charges against him were dropped.

According to records, the abuse started when the victim was 8-years old. Now 17, the victim reported the abuse to police in August. Bernal will have to register as a predatory offender.

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