Convicted Murderer, Bodin, Guilty of Amended Count of Criminal Sexual Conduct
Convicted murderer Dustin Bodin, 36, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended count of criminal sexual conduct. Bodin was originally charged with third degree sexual conducted but accepted a plea deal for gross misdemeanor fifth degree criminal sexual conduct.
Bodin admitted in court that he engaged in non-consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl in Pine City.
According to the criminal complaint, Bodin and the girl, now 16, developed a “relationship” over the summer and spent time together in Robinson Park in downtown Pine City.
The complaint states, on the night on October, 7th 2009, while hanging out at the park, Bodin and the girl went back to his trailer. A witness told police Bodin told him that he and the girl were going to “smoke weed” and “drink.”
Bodin told the court he touched the victim’s breast and buttocks without permission.
The plea agreement requires Bodin to register as a sex offender and he must serve six months in jail with credit for time served. His attorney, Daniel Bina, said he has 30 days remaining on the sentence.
Bodin was granted conditional release until sentencing and is expected to be released from the Pine County Jail on Monday. He told the court he will return to a residence in St. Paul.
Bodin is due back in Pine County Court for Sentencing on May 6th at 10 a.m.
According to court records, Bodin pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Blue Earth County in 1991. He also pled guilty to first degree burglary and aggravated robbery.
Bina tells Red Rock Radio that Bodin was convicted as an accomplice in the murder.
He was sentenced to 13 years and nine months in prison for the crimes.