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Jackson County man Guilty Of Rape, Incest

A Jackson County jury found a town of Franklin man guilty of rape and incest for abusing a female relative over a 19 year period. 41 year old Rodney Tollefson now faces up to 1,200 years in prison. Tollefson was found guility on 36 counts including 11 charges of incest, 13 charges of second degree sexual assault with the use of force and three charges of aided first degree sexual assault. The victim told investigators assaults occurred between 1995 and December 2010. 54 year old Gary Tollefson, who is accused of raping the girl with his brother, currently faces 18 charges. 30 year old Jarrod Peterson, who said he was compelled by Rodney to rape the victim, faces two charges of second degree sexual assault. 22 year old Philip Ronning previously was sentenced to 30 years in prison for another incident in which he and Rodney took the girl to a secluded area and assaulted her.

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