Dunseith man charged with molesting 7-year-old girl

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 12 in district court in Rolla for a 63-year-old Dunseith man accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl in July 2017.

Gerald Belgarde is charged with Class A felony gross sexual imposition and could face up to 20 years in prison.

According to court documents, Belgarde inappropriately touched the child’s private parts. The charge against Belgarde was filed in September 2017.

– Andrea Johnson