Maxbass man pleads guilty to child sex crime

Published: Apr. 12, 2017 at 11:49 AM CDT
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A Maxbass man has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a child.

Ward County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 18-year-old Wyatt Lesmann last December after a 14-year-old girl reported the crimes to Kenmare Police.

Lesmann pleaded guilty to one count of gross sexual imposition Wednesday, and in exchange, the state dismissed two other GSI counts.

A plea agreement calls for Lesmann to serve seven years in prison, but the judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation first.

Lesmann will be formally sentenced in September.

He would also have to register as a sex offender and avoid contact with the victim.