Williston man convicted of assaulting young girl

STANLEY, ND - A Mountrail County jury has convicted a Williston man of sexually assaulting a girl in 2012, following a five-day trial.

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

Prosecutors had accused Pickens of assaulting the victim on three separate occasions when she was 10 or 11 years old.

Pickens will be sentenced Sept. 7, and could face life in prison on the AA-felony charges.