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Judge dismisses criminal case against man accused of inappropriately touching 4-year-old in public bathroom

(Source: Gray News)
Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 9:50 AM CDT
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MANDAN, N.D. (KFYR) - UPDATE 7/29/20201: On July 8, 2021, a South Central Judicial District judge granted the motion to dismiss the state’s criminal case against Gregg Jacobson. According to court documents, the state was unable to meet its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

ORIGINAL STORY 3/16/2021: Mandan police arrested a 57-year-old man accused of touching a child in a public bathroom at a Mandan business on Sunday.

Police say the victim was found in the bathroom by his mother, crying. The 4-year-old told his mother a man who left the bathroom earlier had touched him.

Officers identified the man as Gregg Jacobson.

According to the affidavit, the victim described Jacobson sexually assaulting him while he was on the toilet.

Jacobson was arrested on Monday and charged with gross sexual imposition.

His bond is set at $500,000.

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