Illinois man charged with gross sexual imposition in Burleigh County

BISMARCK, N.D. - An Illinois man is being held on a $20,000 bond in connection to a sexual assault of a teenage girl in Bismarck.

Twenty-two-year-old Garret James St. Claire is accused of assaulting the teen in the summer of 2017.

The affidavit says the victim woke up to St. Claire touching her inappropriately. He’s accused of asking her if she wanted to “do it” and she said no.

Police say St. Claire denied anything happened. Documents say St. Claire’s DNA was a match to DNA found on the victim.

He’s charged with GSI. His next hearing hasn’t been scheduled yet.