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Man charged for alleged sexual act with vulnerable adult


WILLMAR -- A 35-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge for allegedly committing a sex act with a vulnerable adult male he met while driving a Kandiyohi Area Transit bus.

Patrick Shawn Dokken faces a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in Kandiyohi County District Court.

Unconditional bail was set at $75,000, with conditional bail at $10,000. He was ordered to have no contact with the man, his residence or Ridgewater College.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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