Minot man sentenced for corruption of a minor

David Riley III, 40, Minot, was sentenced on Monday to 360 days in jail, all suspended but the 238 days he has already served, plus the 34 days off his sentence for good behavior, and five years of supervised probation for Class C felony corruption of a 16- or 17-year-old girl in 2020. North Central District Court Judge Todd Cresap also ordered him to register as a sex offender and to have no contact with the girl.

Riley had originally been charged with Class AA felony forcible gross sexual imposition and Class A felony use of a minor in a sexual performance. Those charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea in April to the Class C felony corruption of a minor charge.

According to statements made at the sentencing hearing, this was the first time Riley had been charged with such an offense. An evaluator did not recommend sex offender specific treatment. Judge Cresap said he had been looking for concerns with the plea deal because Riley had originally been charged with the AA felony, but there didn’t seem to be any.

Ward County Assistant State’s Attorney Tiffany Sorgen said the victim has been contacted and informed of the plea agreement and chose not to attend the sentencing hearing on Monday.


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