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Ex-RF teen sentenced to jail for sexual assault

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Adrian Clausen sat in a Pierce County courtroom Friday awaiting his future after pleading guilty to sexual assault.

Clausen was hoping the two determining factors for his sentence--jail time and registry--would swing in his favor.

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While the 18-year-old got a reprieve with the registry, he wasn't as fortunate with jail.

"If the offender doesn't go to jail, that tells the victim that she is responsible for this," Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wing said. "It's clear in this case that she isn't in any way responsible."

With that in mind, Wing sentenced Clausen, a former River Falls resident, who now lives in St. Paul, to 90 days jail. The jail term is a condition of probation, for which Clausen was placed on for the next three years.

For more please read the July 29 print version of the Herald.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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