BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old child has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old child has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Bismarck Tribune reports that Christopher Owens, who was convicted in November of gross sexual imposition, received a 20-year sentence with 10 years suspended.
Prosecutors say the 27-year-old Owens assaulted the 7-year-old in May and June of 2008.
Owens' defense attorney, Jay Greenwood, says his client has maintained his innocence.