Bench warrant issued for Killdeer manMANNING — After failing to appear for a hearing Thursday at Dunn County District Court, a bench warrant has been issued for a Killdeer man accused of having sexual contact with a minor female.
By: Betsy Simon, The Dickinson Press
MANNING — After failing to appear for a hearing Thursday at Dunn County District Court, a bench warrant has been issued for a Killdeer man accused of having sexual contact with a minor female.
Kyle Jeffrey Taylor, who has been charged with one count corruption or solicitation of minors, a felony, and one count unlawful to encourage or contribute to delinquency of minors, a misdemeanor, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday.
He is also facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while his license privilege was suspended or revoked-alcohol related.
Dunn County State’s Attorney Ross Sundeen said the last time he had been in contact with Taylor was during Taylor’s last court appearance.
“I only know that he was here on July 19 and that his appearance at today’s hearing was one of the conditions we set for his release,” Sundeen told Judge Zane Anderson during the hearing.
Taylor is accused of being at least 22 years old when he had sexual contact with a minor female who was age 15 or older during an incident April 29 in Dunn County, according to a June 28 criminal complaint.
The complaint also alleges that Taylor encouraged, caused or contributed to the consumption of alcohol by two minors.
Sundeen asked Anderson to issue a bench warrant and a $5,000 cash bond for the felony charge. He also requested that the judge issue another bench warrant and a $500 cash bond for the one misdemeanor charge.
If convicted of the felony and the misdemeanor charges, Taylor could face a maximum penalty of six years imprisonment and a $7,000 fine.