Hettinger County man pleads guilty to corruption or solicitation of a minor

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A Hettinger County man accused of sexually molesting a minor under the age of 15 changed his plea at the Stark County Courthouse on Tuesday. 

Eighteen year – old Kobie Gunwall pleaded guilty to one count of corruption or solicitation of a minor (Class C felony) and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (Class A misdemeanor).

He also pled guilty to a fourth charge of giving a false statement to law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor).

In exchange for his plea the prosecution recommended a two year suspended sentence and counseling.

This past April, Gunwall was charged with molesting a minor and giving the minor alcohol and marijuana.

A pre-sentence investigation will be conducted before the final sentence is given.

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