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Binger gets year in jail

November 6, 2012
The Journal

NEW ULM - A 49-year-old Level 3 Predatory Offender who has been in the Brown County Jail since April 9 on privacy interference charges was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday in Brown County District Court.

James A. Binger was arrested and taken to jail last summer by New Ulm Police after two people said he was peeking in their windows, according to court documents.

Binger was credited with 213 days served in jail and fined $155. He pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor privacy interference earlier this year, waiving his jury trial rights.

Binger faces a parole violation charge from the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

On Nov. 10, 2011, Binger was arrested by New Ulm Police for indecent exposure after a man fishing the Minnesota River in Minnecon Park said Binger exposed himself to him before riding away on a bicycle, according to court documents.

With a history of sexual contact with boys ages 7-16, Binger provided some victims with alcohol, according to the DOC.

He was previously convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for having sexual contact with a number of male juveniles in Nicollet and Renville counties. Binger was incarcerated for other criminal sexual conduct counts and committed to the DOC on May 24, 2001.

Monitored by five DOC agents, Binger was earlier sentenced to be on Intensive Supervised Release until Nov. 16, 2014.



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