MOORHEAD, Minn. (KFGO-AM) - A convicted sex offender from Moorhead is accused of physically assaulting a three-year-old girl in Hawley.
Clay County prosecutors say 26-year-old Chad Cossette hit the girl and caused multiple bruises to her body. Court documents say the assault took place while Cossette was babysitting the girl last August.
Cossette is charged with felony assault. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.
Cossette has prior convictions for soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct and receiving stolen property.