New trial granted for former Lyft driver convicted of sexually assaulting passenger
BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The courts have vacated the conviction of a former Lyft driver charged with sexually assaulting a passenger in 2018 and ordered a new trial, according to online court records.
A jury convicted 42-year-old Corey Wickham in May 2019 of two counts of gross sexual imposition, one an A-felony, the other, a AA-felony.
Wickham was ordered to serve 20 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised probation, and register as a sex offender.
The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld Wickham’s conviction last year.
Online records indicate that Judge Bobbi Weiler granted Wickham’s application for post-conviction relief, in a ruling filed Sept. 15, though the order was not accessible as of Saturday.
In Wickham’s online criminal filing, a felony jury trial has been scheduled for Jan. 11, 2022.
According to online records, Wickham is held in the Burleigh-Morton Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.
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