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Duluth man's request to withdraw sex assault plea denied

A Duluth man who wanted to recant his guilty plea to sexually assaulting two boys younger than 16 instead will spend the next five years in prison. Timothy Scott Alan Davich, 41, told a judge last week that he was "harassed and pushed" into plead...

A Duluth man who wanted to recant his guilty plea to sexually assaulting two boys younger than 16 instead will spend the next five years in prison.

Timothy Scott Alan Davich, 41, told a judge last week that he was "harassed and pushed" into pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct by his defense team, and he sought a trial. But Judge Sally Tarnowski on Tuesday denied the motion and instead sentenced him to 62 months in prison.

St. Louis County Attorney Vern Swanum had called Davich's argument "just a scam by the defendant," saying that he knowingly pleaded guilty after being informed by his counsel and the court about the rights he was giving up.

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