- Associated Press - Thursday, June 29, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - One of two men accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl in 2014 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

WDAZ reports (https://bit.ly/2umKDoL ) that 20-year-old Cody Atkins of Grand Forks was sentenced on Monday.

Atkins pleaded guilty in March to felony gross sexual imposition.

Another man, 22-year-old Thomas Pinkney, also has pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition in the case. His sentencing is set for Wednesday.

Gross sexual imposition is a Class A felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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Information from: WDAZ-TV, https://wdaz.com


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