DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - A former correctional officer accused of having sexual contact with an inmate at the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center in Devils Lake has pleaded not guilty.
Twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Defoe faces a felony sexual assault charge in connection with the alleged incident with a female inmate July 3. He could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
Ramsey County State's Attorney Lonnie Olson says Defoe entered his plea in state court on Thursday. Defoe remains free on bond. His trial date has not been set.