BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man is pleading not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl eight years ago.
The Bismarck Tribune reports that Paxton Heywood entered the pleas Tuesday from prison.
He’s accused of sexually assaulting a girl in 2013 so many times that prosecutors can’t count them.
Heywood’s attorney argues the case is what he calls “deeply speculative” because it relies on the memory of a child who was quite young at the time of the alleged assaults.
A jury in May found Heywood guilty of sexually assaulting a different girl in a separate case.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.