- Associated Press - Saturday, February 8, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A Williston judge has denied a request by an accused sex offender with cancer who asked to have his case dismissed.

The Williston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1o4sLaK) that 57-year-old Victor Black is charged with gross sexual imposition. Authorities say he had sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl in the summer of 2013. He has been jailed since June.

Defense attorney Ben Johnson argued that Black has been incarcerated too long and has often been unable to receive medications. He said that violates his client’s right to a speedy trial.

Judge Paul Jacobson ruled that the April 14 trial date was appropriate and the case should continue on its normal path.

Jacobson said the amount of time before trial is not unusual.

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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com


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