Ex-girlfriend of accused serial child predator hopes more girls find courage to come forward

That was her reaction when she found racy Snapchats on her boyfriend’s account. She claims the conversations are proof Julio Clauson would lie about his age to arrange sex with girls as young as 13.

Saltzman claims Clauson, who lived in both the Fergus Falls and Duluth areas, would drive across Minnesota and even to Fargo.

“He was not afraid to drive hours to get what he wanted,” said Saltzman.

Saltzman immediately turned over screenshots of the chats to police in St. Louis County after identifying two of the victims there. They were 14 and 15 years old.

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Hibbing police said in court papers that Clauson admitted he sought out sex with young teens. They expect to find more victims.

Saltzman and Clauson have a 1-year-old daughter. That’s one reason she said it was important to turn in her now ex-boyfriend. An arrest warrant was issued for Clauson on their daughter’s first birthday.

“Being a mother, you are supposed to teach your children, and I wanted my daughter to look back at it and

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