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Willmar man seeks change of venue in sex case


WILLMAR -- A Willmar man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old boy more than seven years ago is seeking a change of venue away from Kandiyohi County.

Orlando Manuel Bobadilla, 30, appeared Tuesday in Kandiyohi County District Court. His attorney, Lynne Torgerson, argued that media coverage of the years of state and federal appeals court decisions in Bobadilla's case leave a prejudiced jury pool in the county.

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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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