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Sexual assault reported at Moorhead's juvenile detention center

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO) - Sexual assault charges have been filed against a 17-year-old male resident at the West Central Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Moorhead.

According to court documents, the assault happened in July in the detention center's shelter care unit. The female victim is also a resident at the facility.  The boy eventually admitted assaulting the girl during an interview with police.

The complaint says the boy was placed in juvenile detention because of a previous sexual assault involving a victim under the age of 12.

The boy was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 7-1/2 years in prison.

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