Former Police Chief Enters Alford Plea To Child Sexual Abuse Charges
James Watson Has Been Charged In At Least Three Counties
A former LaMoure police chief has entered an Alford plea to multiple child sexual abuse charges in Hettinger and Stark counties.
52-year-old James Watson’s plea is not an admission of guilt but he acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction.
A jury in Golden Valley County last month convicted him of continuous sexual abuse of a child.
The charges date back to 2011.
Watson faces life in prison without parole.
A sentencing date has not been set.