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Sex offender convicted in Kandiyohi County pleads guilty to federal charge

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A 62-year-old man has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.

Lindon Roy Knutson entered his plea today in federal court. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

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In his plea agreement, Knutson admitted failing to update his sex offender registration from Aug. 1, 2009, through Nov. 24, 2009.

Knutson was required to register as a sex offender based on a 1974 rape conviction in Wisconsin.

In addition, Knutson admitted that while in "failure to register" status, he attacked and sexually assaulted a 73-year-old woman at a church near Belgrade in November 2009. He pleaded guilty in Kandiyohi County to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced in May to 26 years in prison.

Sentencing on the federal charge has not been scheduled.

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