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Florida man pleads not guilty to sexual assault-related charges

A 50-year-old Florida man accused of gross sexual imposition and other charges appeared in Southwest District Court on Monday afternoon in Dickinson.

A 50-year-old Florida man accused of gross sexual imposition and other charges appeared in Southwest District Court on Monday afternoon in Dickinson.

Stephen Wynn, 50, has been charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class AA felony, terrorizing and criminal trespassing, both Class C felonies, and Class A misdemeanor violation of a protection order after he allegedly committed a sexual assault with the threat of violence in December 2017.

During a preliminary hearing Monday, Casey Brosten, with Dickinson Police Department, testified about the allegations. Brosten testified that the woman told police that Wynn showed up outside her residence on Dec. 28, 2017. The woman told police Wynn had a handgun in one hand and a bag with rope in the other and told them to get on the ground and give him her phone. The woman had been granted a protection order the previous day.

Brosten said the woman told police that Wynn forced her to have sexual intercourse. The officer said Wynn had the handgun in his hand or it was nearby during the assault, which made the woman fear for her life if she did not comply.

The officer testified that the accuser said Wynn intended to use the rope to hang them both in the garage. Neither a gun or rope were not found at the home.

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Wynn fled from the state of North Dakota after the crime was reported. He was captured by U.S. marshals in Florida around Jan. 24.

Officers were able to locate Wynn at his family's home in Florida using cell phone pings.

Wynn, who is represented by Robert Bolinske, entered not guilty pleas to all charges.

Wynn is currently being held at the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center on $250,000 bond.

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