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Published September 08, 2013, 08:24 AM

Man pleads guilty to federal sexual abuse charge

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a sex abuse charge.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a sex abuse charge.

Authorities say 43-year-old Steven Whiteman Jr. admitted using force to engage in sexual contact with a woman on Nov. 4, 1011, in the Fort Yates area.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 18 in Bismarck.

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