WILLISTON, N.D. — A 50-year-old Trenton man facing multiple charges pleaded guilty Friday, Aug. 9, to one of them — a class A misdemeanor count of violating a sexual assault restraining order.
A class A misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure and two class A felony charges of gross sexual imposition are still pending against Theodore Slater Jr.
After a short hearing Friday, Northwest District Judge Kirsten Sjue sentenced Slater to 360 days in prison, with 165 days suspended and credit for 195 days time served. He will have to serve two years of unsupervised probation.
Slater is still being held on $20,000 bond on his three other charges.
Slater was arrested late last year after police said he sent a text message to a woman who had taken a sexual assault restraining order against Slater. The order barred him from contacting the woman or her young daughter.
Jeremy Curran, Slater's lawyer, told Sjue that Slater had written the text message before the order was put in place and sent it inadvertently when he was trying to delete it.
Slater is scheduled to go on trial in November on the other pending charges.