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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.

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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