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Jury acquits Monte man

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MADISON -- A Lac qui Parle jury has acquitted a Montevideo business owner of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The jury found Thomas Lauritsen, 59, not guilty on Tuesday, the second day of the trial in District Court in Madison.

The jury of nine men and three women deliberated for an hour and 10 minutes before returning the not guilty verdict, according to attorney Joseph Friedberg of Minneapolis, who represented Lauritsen.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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