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Ada, Minn., man sentenced in sex case

ADA, Minn., - A man here has been sentenced to nearly four years after pleading guilty to six felony charges accusing him of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct.

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ADA, Minn., - A man here has been sentenced to nearly four years after pleading guilty to six felony charges accusing him of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct.

David John Petrik, 51, initially faced 10 felony charges, including two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Four of the charges were dismissed in exchange for the guilty pleas.

The incidents are alleged to have involved a juvenile less than 16 years of age and more than 13 years of age during in the summer of 2007, according to charges filed in Norman County District Court. A prosecutor in the case declined to comment citing a gag order prohibiting her from doing so.

Petrik's sentence calls for him to serve three years and nine months and to have no contact with the victim.

He received different sentences for each of the charges, ranging from 15 to 45 months, which will be served at the same time.

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