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Baudette man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charge

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ROSEAU, Minn.—A Baudette, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to one of seven charges accusing him of sexually assaulting an underage teen this year in Roseau County.

Chad Vincent Reed, 27, entered the plea Monday in Roseau County District Court for a third-degree felony of criminal sexual conduct, which carries a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison. He also faced five other counts of criminal sexual conduct—two in the first degree and three in the third degree—and a second-degree charge of burglary, all of which are felonies. Those charges have been dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement, Roseau County Attorney Karen Foss told the Herald Monday via email.

"Part of the agreement is that Mr. Reed will have to complete a sex offender evaluation and register as a predatory sex offender," she said.

Court documents detailing the events of June 24 state Reed held the teen down while she told him to stop. Reed told investigators he had consumed a lot of alcohol that day and admitted to having sex with the accuser, but he didn't force her, according to court documents filed Oct. 8.

The alleged crimes happened at a house that wasn't Reed's, according to court documents.

Reed is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 17.