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Posing as girl's stepdad lands Moorhead teen in jail

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An 18-year-old is charged with a gross misdemeanor after he allegedly posed as a student's stepdad, called Moorhead High School and claimed she was sick so the girl could skip classes.

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Brett Michael Van Winkle was charged in Clay County District Court on Wednesday with contributing to the need for child protection or services - a gross misdemeanor, a level of crime that can draw up to a year in jail and a $3,000 fine in Minnesota.

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