Man accused of sexually assaulting infant will only spend four years in prison

Posted at 6:42 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 19:42:56-05

BISMARK, N.D. — A man accused of sexually assaulting an infant will spend four years in prison after he entered an Alford plea.

The Bismark Tribune reported Andrew Glasser was arrested and plead guilty tor child abuse and child pornography in October 2017. Doctors said the baby girl suffered multiple rib fractures and broken leg bones over a period of time.

Two weeks after the arrest, the Tribune says Glasser was charged with gross sexual imposition. He was accused of raping the infant he admitted to abusing.

On Monday, February 24, 2019, Glasser entered an Alford plea, apologized to victims and asked the judge for leniency.

An Alford plea is a formal claim neither of guilt nor innocence toward the charges, according to Cornell Law School. When submitting an Alford plea, the defendant accepts all the ramifications of a guilty verdict without first attesting to having committed the crime.

KYFR says Glasser was sentenced to four years in prison and five years on probation.

Story courtesy of WFAA.