One sentenced on felony charges in Southeast District Court
A Class A felony is punishable by 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
One person was sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown.
Terry Allen Rhoads, 37, Jamestown, entered an Alford plea to three counts of gross sexual imposition, Class A felonies, and disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.
An Alford plea means Rhoads acknowledged there was enough evidence for a conviction but does not admit to the charge.
Rhoads was accused of engaging in sexual contact with a minor younger than 15 from June 16, 2020, to Dec. 16, 2020, from Feb. 21, 2021, to Oct. 8 and from April 15, 2021, to Sept. 1 and threatening someone with bodily harm if he or she told anyone what he or she saw from June 16, 2020, to Dec. 16, 2020.
Judge Troy LeFevre sentenced Rhoads to six years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for 197 days served. Rhoads was placed on five years supervised probation and ordered to have no contact with the victims. He was also ordered to pay a $900 criminal administration fee, $100 defense/facility administration fee, $35 indigent defense application fee, $300 indigent recoupment and $25 victim-witness fee.
A Class A felony is punishable by 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in prison and a $1,500 fine.