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Forum Communications, Published November 14 2012

Dickinson man accused of sexually assaulting elderly woman to enter plea

DICKINSON, N.D. - A Dickinson man accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman earlier this year will enter a conditional plea Thursday to three felony charges after the denial of his motion to suppress statements made due to inadequate Miranda warnings of self-incrimination.

Nick Jay Webster, 24, faced three felony charges: Class A felony gross sexual imposition, Class B burglary and Class C felony interference with a telephone during emergency call. The charges were filed after he allegedly entered an 83-year-old woman’s home March 10 and sexually assaulted her before fleeing, according to the criminal complaint.

He also allegedly grabbed the telephone from the victim when she attempted to call police.

With a conditional plea, the defendant maintains the right to appeal a number of constitutional or evidentiary issues.