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Man pleads guilty to assault of a child

Series: Crime Briefs | Story 1

ST JOHN – Joshua Coniber, 40, St. John, pleaded guilty Friday to assault of a child in the third degree and assault fourth degree.

Coniber was booked into jail here April 23, 2019, on probable charges of unlawful imprisonment and rape of a child after being interviewed at the sheriff's office about the allegations. He was charged April 26, 2019, with child rape and five counts of child molestation.

Charges against Coniber were filed after investigation of a report relayed to officers from a school counselor. The charges involved a girl in the 14-16 age bracket and the time frames for th...

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