Former Bemidji School Administrator Sentenced In Federal Court

Former Bemidji School Administrator Sentenced In Federal Court Click to Enlarge

A former Bemidji Middle School Assistant Principal is sentenced to over two decades in federal prison for one count of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual conduct and one count of production of child pornography. Bjerknes was ordered to spend 25 years behind bars, five years less than prosecutors requested. Beltrami County law enforcement discovered that Bjerknes had spent three years posing as a teenager online, convincing more than 50 children to send him sexually explicit photos and text messages.

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