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Backus man charged with indecent exposure, soliciting young girl


A Backus man was charged in Crow Wing District Court after a 6-year-old said the man exposed himself to her and told her to touch his private parts at the Baxter Wal-Mart on Sept. 26.

Michael Paul Henson, 42, was charged with soliciting a child in sexual conduct, a felony, and fifth-degree lewd exhibition to someone under 16, a gross misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, Henson said he talked to a crying girl, but denies committing either crime.

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