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Man gets 30 years for sex with minors

ADA, Minn. — A Gary man convicted of four counts of criminal sexual conduct with minors was sentenced Wednesday in Norman County District Court to 30 years in prison, a release from the Norman County Attorney’s Office said.

Rocky Lane Zahrowski, 56, had sexual contact with the victims, who were between 13 and 16, between May 18 and July 30, 2013, according to a court complaint.

Victims reported having sex in Zahrowski’s pickup, parked in a gravel pit on a Norman County road, and his bed, the complaint said.

Zahrowski also instructed his victims to have sex with each other while he watched, physically threatened them if they refused and took nude pictures of one victim, the complaint said.

Zahrowski was charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 13 and 16 years old, one count of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct, and four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 13 and 16 years old, all felonies.

Judge Jeffrey Remick convicted him in April on all charges except the four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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