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Hudson teen enters guilty plea in sexploitation case

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A third teenager has been convicted in a sexploitation case stemming from an underage party two-and-a-half years ago.

Alexander Freedom Gove, 18, Hudson, was found guilty as part of a plea bargain agreement to a charge of felony third degree sexual assault. The action occurred Monday in Judge Scott Needham‘s court before the start of a scheduled three-day trial.

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The criminal complaint alleged that Gove was one of three teens attending a party at a residence in the town of St. Joseph Sept. 24, 2011. The trio was involved in taking cell phone photos of sexually explicit conduct involving a 17-year-old girl and having sexual contact with her. A cell phone video recorded some of the incident.

Judge Scott Needham set a sentencing hearing for May 19 at 2 p.m.

Previously, Brandon W. Brown, 18, Hudson, entered a deferred judgment agreement on a guilty plea to felony sexual exploitation of a child in a plea bargain. He pleaded no contest to three counts of misdemeanor fourth-degree sex assault as party to a crime. Brown was sentenced to six months in jail, to be served two months in each of the next three years while he is serving probation.

Daniel Edward Karlovich, 18, Hudson, pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct Feb. 27. He was sentenced to probation for one year and ordered to pay $1,000 restitution plus court costs and supervision costs.

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