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River Falls man will stand trial for alleged Internet solicitation

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An Aug. 27 trial date has been set for a 45-year-old River Falls man accused of soliciting sex from an online acquaintance that he believed was a 14-year-old girl.


According to Florida authorities, the girl that Brian D. Hanson thought he was communicating with through an Internet chat room was actually investigators with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Department.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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