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Defense moves to dismiss Dunn Center rape case

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A public defender Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss rape charges against a Dunn Center man, saying in a hearing that the alleged victim’s unrelated health woes have dragged the case on for too long.
Dunn County State’s Attorney Pat Merriman aske…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil Patch gets grants for fighting violence against women: Associate attorney general announces $3M for communities

April 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

On a visit to western North Dakota, Associate U.S. Attorney General Tony West announced $3 million in funding for tackling Oil Patch violence against women, especially on reservations.
The funding is twofold — the $2.1 million will take an on-the-…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Changing the conversation: Words carry power in sexual, domestic assault discussions

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Women with short hair are not common targets of sexual assault.
Carrying an umbrella can stop a potential perpetrator.
These myths and others about sexual assault are found in the viral article, “Through a Rapist’s Eyes.”
The 16-po…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD man gets 40 years for raping child during video chat: Bullis eligible for parole in 2033

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MITCHELL, S.D. — A Mitchell man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping a young child while video chatting online.
Joshua Bullis, 31, appeared in court Friday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Judge Tim Bjorkman s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD man gets 40 years for raping child during video chat: Bullis eligible for parole in 2033

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MITCHELL, S.D. — A Mitchell man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping a young child while video chatting online.
Joshua Bullis, 31, appeared in court Friday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Judge Tim Bjorkman s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grafton jury convicts man of sex assault on preteen girl

March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAFTON — A Grafton man faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted this week of one count of sexually assaulting a preteen girl in 2005. The same jury could not reach a verdict on two similar counts.
The jury in state district court in G…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grafton jury convicts man of sex assault on preteen girl

March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAFTON — A Grafton man faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted this week of one count of sexually assaulting a preteen girl in 2005. The same jury could not reach a verdict on two similar counts.
The jury in state district court in G…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dunn Center rape case to go to trial: Defendant says sex was consensual

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANNING — A Dunn Center man will go to trial for an alleged rape that seriously injured a woman, though he said the sex was consensual.
At a preliminary hearing Thursday, Dunn County Assistant State’s Attorney Pat Merriman laid out the state’s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dunn Center rape case to go to trial: Defendant says sex was consensual

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANNING — A Dunn Center man will go to trial for an alleged rape that seriously injured a woman, though he said the sex was consensual.
At a preliminary hearing Thursday, Dunn County Assistant State’s Attorney Pat Merriman laid out the state’s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sex crimes against children reported in Mitchell

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Six Mitchell residents have been arrested this month for sex crimes against children. Detective Lt. Don Everson, of the Mitchell Police Division, said the string of events is unusual.

“Sometimes it’s reported in streaks, not for any particular…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com