Mandan man changes plea to ‘guilty’ in child sexual abuse case

Crime Tracker

A man from Mandan has admitted to committing sexual crimes against a girl who was eight years old at the time.

Court records show Vincy Bishop Smith changed his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” in South Central District Court Monday morning.

He orginally maintained his innocence on two charges: gross sexual imposition and continuous sexual abuse of a child, both class AA felonies.

But on Monday, one day before a scheduled jury trial, court records show Smith changed his plea to “guilty” to one of the charges, in exchange for the dismissal of the gross sexual imposition charge.

Police say in 2016, Smith sexually assaulted a girl who was 8 years old at the time.

The clerk of court for Morton County says sentencing will be held at a later date, following a psychological evaluation. The class AA felony charge carries a maximum life sentence.

Police say another young child was sexually abused in Linton. Smith is scheduled to be arraigned in that case Monday afternoon. A jury trial is scheduled for April.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Class B Basketball

High school hockey


College Track


Barriers to Justice

Meet the new City Manager

Comeback story

UMary Basketball

High School Basketball

Saturday, January 16th, 2021 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Therapy with horses

Nursing homes look to the future

ND Air Quality

Friday Night Frenzy pt 2

Friday Night Frenzy Pt. 1

Lemmon Fire

Turtle Mountain History

Friday, January 15th, 2021 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

More Video

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

KX News Trending Stories

Latest Stories

More Local News