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Former Stewartville teacher convicted of criminal sexual conduct back in custody

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A former Stewartville teacher convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 2008 is back in custody, after allegations from another child have come forward.

Francis Skinness, 67, was expected to be in court Friday for his 10 week evaluation regarding his charges in 2008. But with these new claims, he is back in custody Thursday.

Olmsted County deputies say Francis Skinness will be facing charges of first, second and third degree criminal sexual conduct.

Skinness is accused of touching another one of his students. The details are still coming forward, but this isn't the first accusation.

In 2011, he was sentenced to 1 year in prison and 7 years probation for touching girls in his third grade class during the 2008-2009 school year.

He later violated that probation by failing to complete his second attempt at sex offender treatment, at which time a judge sentenced Skinness to another 180 days in jail with treatment and work release. He was also ordered to complete a third round of sex offender treatment.

A complaint is expected to be filed Thursday.

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