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Associated Press, Published December 18 2012

ND man pleads guilty to sexual assault charge

BISMARCK — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and assault by striking.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon announced Tuesday that 20-year-old Kirk B. Hollow, of Cannonball, pleaded guilty to the charges that stem from a May incident.

Prosecutors say Hollow sexually assaulted a woman and later physically assaulted a man who was attempting to assist the woman.

The abusive sexual assault charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The assault charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a $1,000 charge.

Sentencing is set for March 18.

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Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.