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…

Former LaMoure Police Chief Found Guilty Of Sexual Abuse of a Child

James Watson Was Tried In Far Western North Dakota County, Faces Charges In Two Other Counties

GOLDEN VALLEY CO., ND — A jury has convicted the former police chief of LaMoure of sexually abusing a child. A Golden Valley County jury returned its verdict Monday against James Watson. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. He’s also facing separate trials on felony sexual misconduct…