Guilty plea in assault of developmentally disabled boy

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy who has a developmental disability and autism.

KXMB-TV reports 54-year-old Darrell Midkiff entered the plea Friday in North Central District Court to gross sexual imposition.

Prosecutors say the boy was playing with Midkiff's grandson at Midkiff's trailer in Minot last February when he was assaulted. Court documents say Midkiff's son called police to report the crime.

District Judge Stacy Louser set an October sentencing date for Midkiff, who faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.