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Man sentenced for delinquency of minor

Darrell Lynn Thomas, 25, Minot, was sentenced on Friday to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the 10 days he already served in the Ward County Jail, and two years of supervised probation on a charge of Class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Aug. 15, 2019. The state agreed to dismiss a Class C felony sexual assault charge against Thomas, who had also been accused of having contact with a girl between the ages of 15 and 17 when he was 22.

Judge Stacy Louser also ordered Thomas to pay $840.47 in restitution and $625 in court costs.

Thomas pleaded guilty in 2019 to a Class A misdemeanor in an unrelated case for an Oct. 4, 2017, sexual assault on a woman he had met online. He had originally been charged with Class AA felony forcible rape but was offered a plea deal in exchange for his plea to the lesser charge. He was not ordered to register as a sex offender but he is still on supervised probation for that misdemeanor offense. His probation in that case was scheduled to end on Jan. 30, 2023.

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