Sexual assault trial begins in Stanley

STANLEY, N.D. - A Williston man is standing trial in Mountrail County this week on accusations he sexually assaulted a girl in 2012.

Fifty-nine-year-old Clyde Pickens faces three counts of gross sexual imposition.

Prosecutors say that 59-year-old Clyde Pickens assaulted the girl on three separate occasions.

Court records indicate that the girl was 10 or 11 years old at the time of the encounters.

The trial, which was postponed several times, is scheduled to run through Wednesday.