ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- A Holdingford man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls.

Fifty-one-year-old Eugene Loehrer pleaded guilty just ahead of his criminal sexual conduct trial.

Loehrer abused the girls for years, starting when they were as young as the 5th grade. He pleaded guilty to two counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct with victims under 16, including multiple acts over time.

One of the girls said Loehrer smoked cocaine with her in November of 2020 and since then began giving her marijuana in exchange for sexual favors. The girl said the abuse was both physical and emotional.

A second girl also told authorities about sexual abuse at the hands of Loehrer. The girls said Loehrer told them not to tell anyone or he would get into trouble.

After prison, Loehrer will be on probation for 99 years.

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