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Mushroom grower sent to state prison

November 15, 2012
ELKHORN — The man behind the "largest psilocybin mushroom growing operation that has ever been located in Walworth County" was sent to a state prison for the next two years. Ian B. Henning, 34, of Elgin, Ill., pleaded guilty Sept. 24 to a felony charges of manufacturing psilocybin and possession of marijuana. After his prison term he will spend four years on extended supervision.
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Delavan boy faces life in state prison

November 15, 2012
A 17-year-old Delavan boy, accused of sexually assaulting a girl for the past six years, faces a mandatory life prison sentence if convicted. Eric J. Valadez-Bernstorff has been charged with repeated sexual assault of a child. Valadez is in custody in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. According to the criminal complaint:
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Two men face charges for home invasion

November 15, 2012
ELKHORN — Two men accused of pointing a firearm at a woman while trying to steal drugs and money face felony charges in Walworth County Circuit Court. In August a woman reported to police that two men entered her home on Snake Road, town of Geneva, and said "give us the weed" and "give us the money." On Nov. 6 the Walworth County District Attorney's Office filed a felony charge of armed robbery against Fred J. Quirino, 34, of Pell Lake, and Thomas Morris, 25, of Delavan.
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