Minot, ND - A Minot man who admitted sexually abusing a 13-year-old autistic boy with was sentenced to prison today.
54-year-old Darrell Midkiff pleaded guilty to the Class Double-A Felony charge in June and today,
Judge Stacy Louser sentenced him to 20 years in prison, and said she strongly opposed any possibility of an early release.
Midkiff sexually assaulted the boy while the child was visiting the Midkiff home in February.
Investigators found DNA on the child's clothing and body that matched Midkiff.
Louser told him he had inflicted a hell on the boy and his family much worse than anthing a prison cell might impose.
Midkiff will be on probation for ten years after serving his prison sentence.
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