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Closing arguments come Tuesday in Carlson trial

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She says she was raped.

He says it was consensual sex.

After about three days of testimony, jurors heard closing arguments Tuesday morning in the trial of Joseph Daniel Carlson, a 19-year-old Zumbrota man accused of raping his ex-girlfriend.


Carlson faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.