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Published January 05, 2011, 05:44 AM

Pardoned Minn. man makes bail on new sex charges

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A pardoned Minnesota sex offender facing new sexual assault charges has made bail.

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A pardoned Minnesota sex offender facing

new sexual assault charges has made bail.

Thirty-seven-year-old Jeremy Giefer of Vernon Center

posted a $350,000 bond for his release from jail Monday. The Free

Press of Mankato reports conditions of Giefer's release include GPS

monitoring and no contact with girls under 16.

Giefer's case has drawn attention because he received a pardon

in 2008 on his 1994 conviction of having sex with a 14-year-old

girl when he was 19. They later married.

Then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Attorney General Lori Swanson and a

former state Supreme Court chief justice voted to grant Giefer's

petition for a pardon. Now prosecutors have accused Giefer of

assaulting a second girl hundreds of times - before and after he

received the pardon. He says he's innocent.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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