North Dakota man pleads guilty to sexual abuse chargeBISMARCK — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a sexual abuse charge.
BISMARCK — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a sexual abuse charge.
Nodin Azure, of Belcourt, is accused of having sex with the victim while she was asleep. The incident happened in May 2011.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for May 20.
Azure also is accused of trying to buy a gun while he was out on release for the sexual abuse charge. Authorities say he lied about his criminal record on the application to buy a weapon.
The plea agreement calls for prosecutors to drop the second charge.