Former Lyft driver convicted of GSI appealing case to State Supreme Court

Published: Nov. 22, 2019 at 5:22 PM CST
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A former Lyft driver sentenced to 20 years for gross sexual imposition is appealing his case to the State Supreme Court.

A jury found Corey Wickham, 40, guilty in January of sexually assaulting one of his passengers after dropping her off from a ride from Mandan to Bismarck in August of 2018.

Court documents filed in May show Wickham was appealing the case on grounds of there not being enough evidence against him and it creating a reasonable doubt for the verdict in his case.

Court records show Wickham did send a letter to District Court Judge Gail Hagerty in May. In this letter, Wickham said his defense attorney, James Loraas, was insufficient in his defense.

Wickham accused Loraas of not showing him all of the discovery file, not staying in contact with him and ignoring evidence.

Later in May, Wickham was appointed a new attorney, Russell Myhre, for his appeal.

The justices will hear Wickham's appeal on December 17