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2 felony sex charges dropped against Pine River man

Alan Paul Anderson, 34, had been charged with two counts in Douglas County.

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The Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria. (Echo Press file photo)

ALEXANDRIA — Two felony sex charges were dropped against a Pine River man on Jan. 27.

Alan Paul Anderson, 34, had been charged with two counts in Douglas County:

  • Felony criminal sexual conduct in the first degree — engaging in sexual penetration with another person or engaging in sexual contact with a victim under 13 years old (defendant more than 36 months older than the victim
  • Felony criminal sexual conduct in the second degree — engaging in sexual contact with a victim under 13 years old (defendant more than 36 months older than the victim)

The first count carried a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and/or a $40,000 fine, while the second carried a maximum sentence of 25 years imprisonment and/or a $35,000 fine.
According to court documents, the state of Minnesota dismissed the complaint for the reason of prosecutorial discretion. Additionally, in November of 2021, Anderson's probation in another case was extended until December 2022 for him to complete sex offender treatment.

Anderson was convicted of felony interference with privacy in the other case. A second charge of felony possession of pornographic work involving minors was dismissed.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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