A Williston man has entered a "not guilty" plea to three charges of Gross Sexual Imposition.
56-year-old Clyde Pickens is charged with two Class Double-A Felony counts and one Class-A Felony.
He is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a girl age 10 or 11 on a number of occasions, concluding in December 2012.
The girl disclosed the abuse began in Williston and continued when she moved with her mother and Pickens to Stanley.
The Class Double-A Felony charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Pickens is scheduled for a pretrial conference on May 22nd.