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Blooming Prairie man pleads guilty to sexual assault

By Janice Gregorson

gregor@postbulletin.com

A Blooming Prairie man has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with a sexual assault reported last June.

William Howard Kokoschke, 35, pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault March 5. He originally was charged with felony third-degree and felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct as well as the gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor charges.

He was accused of having nonconsensual sex with a woman and with assaulting a man at a residence June 9.

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Associate Olmsted County Attorney Julie Germann dismissed the complaint with the felony criminal sexual conduct charges on March 4, and a new complaint was filed with the gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor charges.

Sentencing is set for April 20.

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