Long Prison Term in Sex Crime

Judge Rejects Deal, Imposes More Time

Minot, ND - An Ohio man will spend time in a North Dakota prison after admitting to sexually abusing an 8-year-old in Minot three years ago.

Mark Allen Rogers pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Gross Sexual Imposition, but only after being captured in Thailand after jumping bail.

The 65-year-old Rogers admitted to abusing the boy when he was babysitting him in 2014.

On Monday, Judge Stacy Louser rejected the deal proposed by the prosecution and defense that would have meant three years in prison for Rogers. Instead, she sentenced Rogers to 12 years in prison, followed by five years of probation. 

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