Two plead guilty in Northeast District Court

Staff reports

Two young men from the area entered guilty pleas in Northeast District Court on Thursday morning, according to the Ramsey County States Attorney Lonnie Olson.

Todd Jackson, 20, from Fort Totten pled guilty to Gross Sexual Imposition, GSI, a class A Felony. His charges stemmed from having sexual relations with a 14 year old girl when he was 19 years old earlier this year. The girl became pregnant and her mother brought the matter to the authorities. She also at that time obtained a No-contact Restraining Order.

While incarcerated for the GSI, Jackson contacted the girl over 60 times by telephone, violating the No-contact Order, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Thursday morning in Ramsey County court he entered a guilty plea to both the GSI and the Violation of the Restraining Order.

He faces a maximum of 21 years in prison, but sentencing will be done at a later date because according to state law a pre-sentence investigation and sex offender evaluation are mandatory before sentencing.

The second young man to enter a guilty plea in Northeast District Court on Thursday morning was Cory Nelson, 23, who has addresses both in Cando and Fargo. He admitted guilt to a Class C Felony NSF Check for a $10,164 check to a local car dealer to purchase a vehicle and a $1,500 check to a bank in April.

He’s paid off both checks and was given one year supervised probation, but is being extradited to Thief River Falls, Minn., where he faces another bad check charge for a $17,000 check written to a car dealer there.