Your DUI Pro
Weekends & Evening Appointments Available 24 Hours

Free Consultation 701-746-4107

Toll Free 701-203-1768

North Dakota man pleads guilty to luring minor

A Bismarck man pleaded guilty on June 17 to charges stemming from an alleged effort to lure a teenage girl into a sexual encounter. Authorities have accused the 25-year-old man of engaging in an online chat with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl; the man allegedly made plans to meet with the person in the interest of smoking marijuana and performing sex acts.

When the man arrived at the intended meeting site, Bismarck police moved in to detain him. Authorities claim that the man was in possession of condoms and marijuana when he was taken into custody. They later discovered a gun and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle, according to reports. The man was charged with felony luring minors by computer, felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon.

North Dakota law provides for significant penalties for sex crimes, especially if they involve minors. If individuals have a prior history as a sexual offender, these penalties will likely increase. The defendant may be facing extensive prison time, fines and required psychiatric evaluation.

A defense attorney in a case like this one would likely wish to examine the transcript of the online chat that their client was allegedly involved in. Based on such an examination, the attorney might attempt to argue that the defendant's intentions were misinterpreted. If the prosecution possesses a solid foundation of evidence, an attorney might also recommend that their client plead guilty to some offenses in order to mitigate their sentencing.

Source: Bismarck Tribune, "Bismarck man admits to sex offense", Jenny Michael, June 17, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Need Answers Now? Contact Us Immediately.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact Information

Grand Forks Office
215 A South 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone: 701-746-4107
Grand Forks Law Office Map

East Grand Forks Office
712 Demers Avenue
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Phone: 701-746-4107
Phone: 218-773-6934
East Grand Forks Law Office Map

Minot Office
201 South Main Street, Suite 200
Minot, ND 58701

Phone: 701-746-4107
Minot Law Office Map

  • National College for DUI Defense | MCMXCV | GENERAL MEMBER
  • Premier DUI - American Association Attorneys
  • NACDL - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • state Bar Association of North Dakota

Method of Payment

VISA , Master Card , Discover Network