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Published April 01, 2011, 08:27 AM

ND 18-year-old pleads not guilty in sex case

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks 18-year-old accused of using threats to coerce a teenage girl to have sex with him has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks 18-year-old accused of using threats to coerce a teenage girl to have sex with him has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that trial for Ryne Anderson is set to begin Aug. 9, though Judge Steven McCullough says the trial won't start until the state Supreme Court rules on whether Anderson should be tried as an adult or a juvenile.

Anderson was 17 when he allegedly told the girl in early 2010 that drug dealers would come after her, her family and even him if she refused to have sex.

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