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Published June 04, 2010, 07:40 AM

Man sentenced to 109 years for child sex abuse

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A former St. Cloud man already serving a 30-year federal sentence for making child pornography has been sentenced to 109 years in prison for sexually abusing children. Forty-four-year-old Dennis Lemke earlier pleaded guilty to nine counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A former St. Cloud man already serving a 30-year federal sentence for making child pornography has been sentenced to 109 years in prison for sexually abusing children.

Forty-four-year-old Dennis Lemke earlier pleaded guilty to nine counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Lemke admitted inappropriately touching eight girls at his former home, where his ex-wife used to run a day care. In the ninth case, Lemke admitted forcing a 4-year-old to touch herself as he took pictures.

Stearns County District Judge Vicki Landwehr sentenced Lemke Thursday and ordered that the sentence run at the same time as Lemke's federal sentence.

Some of Lemke's victims were as young as 1 or 2 years old. Not all of them attended Lemke's wife's day care.

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