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Third Wis. teen charged in sexploitation case

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West Central Tribune
Third Wis. teen charged in sexploitation case
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

HUDSON, Wis. -- A third teenager faces felony charges in connection with a sexual exploitation incident last fall that was video recorded form a cell phone during an underage drinking party.

Alexander Freedom Gove, 17, town of Hudson, posted a $25,000, signature bond on felony child sexploitation and sex assault of an intoxicated victim charges at an initial hearing Aug. 30. A preliminary hearing was set for Gove on Oct. 15 at 3:15 p.m.

Two others charged in the incident have been scheduled for arraignment hearings to enter pleas to similar charges. Brandon W. Brown, 17, Hudson, was scheduled for a hearing Sept. 17 and Daniel E. Karlovich, 17, Hudson, was set to return to court Sept. 24.

The criminal complaint alleged, Brown, Karlovich and Gove were among those attending a party at a residence in the town of St. Joseph on Sept. 25, 2011, and were involved in taking cell phone photos of sexually explicit conduct involving a 17-year-old girl. They are also accused of having sexual contact with her while she was extremely intoxicated.