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Mandan man pleads guilty to sexual assault charge; faces up to 10 years in prison

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — A 30-year-old Mandan man accused of sexually assaulting a woman has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1AlnBxJ ) that Derek Matthew Wisham pleaded guilty on Thursday to sexual imposition, which is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Wisham originally had been charged with felony gross sexual imposition, which carries a potential life sentence.

Wisham is accused of sexually assaulted a woman who was at his house for a bonfire party in June.

Wisham also pleaded guilty Thursday to simple assault, which is a misdemeanor.

A sentencing date has not been set.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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