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Stay of adjudication granted in felony sex crime involving former Alexandria man

The ruling was made in Douglas County District Court on Thursday, Aug. 11, against John Michael Dosch.

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ALEXANDRIA — A stay of adjudication was granted in the case of a man who pleaded guilty to a felony sex crime.

The ruling was made in Douglas County District Court on Thursday, Aug. 11, against John Michael Dosch, 37, formerly of Alexandria.

Dosch pleaded guilty to felony distributing obscene material via electronic communication relating to or describing sexual conduct to a child.

Another charge, felony dissemination of pornographic work involving minors under 13 years old, was dismissed.

A stay of adjudication means that Dosch's charge will be dismissed if he completes probation successfully.


Dosch has been placed on supervised probation for three years, but he may be moved to unsupervised probation at the discretion of the probation agent, the warrant of commitment reads.

Additionally, Dosch must pay a $300 fine and is sentenced to 30 days in Douglas County Jail, with one-day credit for time served. Under the terms of his conviction, he must arrange to serve the time on house arrest in Lane County, Oregon, where he now lives.

Dosch must also follow several conditions of the court, including following all the instructions of his probation and to not possess any pornographic/sexually explicit material.

According to the statement of probable cause, Dosch was alleged to have uploaded 23 images of child pornography to Kik, a messaging and chat app, in 2020.

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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