Not guilty plea in Burke County child sex crime case

BOWBELLS, N.D. - A Bowbells man accused of sexually assaulting a girl on two occasions last summer has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators in Burke County say that 61-year-old David Dworshak assaulted the girl in the basement of a home.

The girl, who would have been 12 at the time, told investigators she was too afraid to speak out during the incidents out of fear.

Court records indicate that Dworshak admitted to the acts to human services officials in July.

Dworshak is out on bond and will be back in court Feb. 13 for his pretrial conference.

The AA-felony charge carries with it a maximum sentence of life in prison.