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A Jamestown man pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of child endangerment in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.55dcd4563fb01_image

Demietrius Daniel, 21, Jamestown, pleaded guilty to two Class A and one Class C felony charges in exchange for Stutsman County Assistant State’s Attorney Katherine Naumann dropping two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one a Class A misdemeanor and the other a Class B misdemeanor, one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle and one count of DUI/actual physical control, both Class A misdemeanors.

Daniel will be sentenced at 9 a.m. May 3 in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Judge John Greenwood set Daniel’s bail at $3,000 cash. Russell Myher, Daniel’s attorney, had asked Greenwood to lower Daniel’s bail to a lesser amount because he cannot come up with $3,000. Naumann said she had concerns about lowering the bail amount because Daniel has not shown up for court dates in past cases and not stayed in contact with court personnel when instructed to do so.

According to court documents, Maj. Jason Falk with the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office went to visit a house at 3255 89th Ave. SE on Aug. 3 based on a report he received from a family member of Carrie Thu, 19, who was staying at the house along with Daniel, Irene Daniel, 38, and Dustin Meadows. Falk said he visited the house because a family member was concerned for Thu’s safety. A 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old girl and two infants were in the home when Falk stopped by the house.

The two infants were taken into custody by Stutsman County Social Services because Demietrius Daniel and Meadows had exposed the infants to methamphetamine smoke and marijuana smoke, according to court documents.

Meadows pleaded guilty to endangerment of a child on Dec. 18 in Southeast District Court. He is currently serving an 18-month prison sentence at the North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck.

Demietrius Daniel and Thu were charged with gross sexual imposition on Aug. 25. Daniel and Thu allegedly had sexual contact with the 15-year-old girl in March 2015, according to court documents. Daniel also had sex with the minor girl two years earlier, according court documents.

Thu pleaded guilty in January to child neglect, a Class C felony, and is currently serving time in the Stutsman County Correctional Center.

Thu is scheduled to appear for a jury trial at 9 a.m. March 21 on the gross sexual imposition charge, a Class A felony. She will have a separate trial at 9 a.m. March 23 on the endangerment of a child charge, a Class C felony.

The maximum penalty for a Class A felony is 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The maximum penalty for a Class C felony is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


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