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Man admits sexual assaults in ND court, faces sentencing

Scott Martin

WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 56-year-old man admitted Wednesday, May 16, that he’d sexually assaulted two people in December 2016 as part of a plea agreement.

Scott Martin pleaded guilty to two counts of gross sexual imposition, a class A felony. Under the agreement presented to Northwest District Judge Benjamen Johnson, Martin would be sentenced to eight years in prison, with one year suspended. He would have to serve five years of supervised probation after being released from prison and also register as a sex offender.

Johnson ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled a sentencing hearing for Aug. 13. At that hearing, he will decide whether to accept or reject the agreement.

Martin was arrested in December 2016 and accused of having sexual contact with a 23-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy who were passed out in an apartment in the complex where Martin worked.