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Former Young Life Director Pleads Guilty To Felony For Relationship With Girl

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 9:05 am

Mark Steven Holm of Stanchfield, pled guilty on Friday Sept. 2 to felony, 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct in front of Judge Tammi Fredrickson in 10th Judicial District Court in Cambridge.

Holm pled guilty to the charges that he engaged in sexual conduct with a victim who was between the ages of 16 and 18 – Holm is 54. As we’ve reported earlier, Holm was in a position of authority over his victim as Holm was the area director of East Central Minnesota Young Life. He was charged Oct. 29, 2010, with three counts of felony 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct. Other counts were later added.

As a result of the plea agreement, five charges against Holm will be dismissed. His sentencing is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m, and the Isanti County news reports that prosecutors are seeking an 11-month sentence.

According to the criminal complaint, the sexual conduct occurred between May and October of 2010 at many locations including  in the Young Life office in Cambridge, and at Holm’s residence in Stanchfield.

Holm has until Wednesday, Sept 7 to report to the Isanti County Department of Corrections to schedule a time for a psychosexual evaluation.

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