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Published June 27 2012

Casselton man faces sexual assault charge

CASSELTON, N.D. – A 36-year-old man is accused of having sexual contact with a minor, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court.

James Donald Lee of Casselton is charged with sexual assault as a Class C felony, accused of having sexual contact with a juvenile female who was either 16 or 17 years old at the time.

The incident allegedly occurred at Lee’s home, when Lee and the girl – who was an acquaintance – were “wrestling.” According to documents filed with the charges, Lee is accused of inappropriately touching the alleged victim.

The report filed with the charges claims Lee admitted to the contact but claimed it was accidental.