SEXUAL ASSAULT - MISD B - ADAMS HAD SEXUAL CONTACT WITH AN 8-YR-OLD GIRL WHOS MOTHER DIED, AND THE GIRL CAME TO LIVE WITH ADAMS' FAMILY. THE SEXUAL ACTS CONTINUED UNTIL THE GIRL WAS 13 YEARS OLD.
A Wishek man who is a registered sex offender has pleaded guilty to six felony charges involving the attempted rape of a girl younger than 6 years old, fighting with deputies and pointing a loaded shotgun at three people.
Owen Adams, 23, pleaded guilty on Monday in McIntosh County to gross sexual imposition, assault on a peace officer, attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer and three counts of reckless endangerment.
Adams remains in custody at the Burleigh County Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 cash bond.
Adams was accused in February of attempting to rape a girl younger than 6 years old, then fighting with officers who came to investigate. The reckless endangerment charges stem from allegations Adams pointed a gun at family members and officers.
Adams is considered a high-risk sex offender after a prior conviction for Class B misdemeanor sexual assault in McIntosh County. According to court records, he originally was charged in that case with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition.
McIntosh County State’s Attorney Terry Elhard said South Central District Judge Tom Schneider ordered a presentence investigation, which has not been scheduled.
"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
"On average most sex offenders are never caught again for a new sex offense, after five years, between 10 and 15 percent of sex offenders are detected, often convicted, of committing a new sex offense. If you follow them for ten years the rates go up somewhat, if you follow them as long as we’ve been able to follow them, which is about 20 years, the rates go up to somewhere between 30 to 40 percent of the total sample will eventually be caught for a new sex offense."Dr. R. Karl Hansen