Posted 3/01/16 (Tue)
By Amy Robinson
Farmer Staff Writer
Lance Foreman, a Watford City man, has pled guilty to two counts of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, both AA Felonies, in the District Court of the Northwest Judicial District. He will be sentenced on June 8, at 1:30 p.m.
But before Foreman is sentenced in June, Judge El-Dweek has ordered a pre-sentence investigation, a risk assessment, and a mental health psychological evaluation to be completed by the North Dakota Department of Parole and Probation. Foreman’s mental health psychological evaluation has been scheduled for April 11, at the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown.
Foreman was arrested on Monday, Dec. 21, and his bond was set at $500,000. According to court documents, Foreman had engaged in three or more sexual acts/contacts with a minor female while she was under the age of 15, and he was over the age of 22, from a time period starting in 2004 until 2013.
Court documents also stated that Foreman had engaged in three or more sexual acts/contacts with another minor female while she was under 15, and he was over 22, and the acts occurred over a period longer than three months.
However, although Foreman has pled guilty in this case, three new victims have come forward in recent months and a new case has been established. Foreman has been charged with three new felony counts including two counts of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child - both Class AA Felonies, and Gross Sexual Imposition - a Class A Felony. He was officially charged with the new felonies on Feb. 17, 2016.
Two of the new victims provided law enforcement officers with written statements in early January. And all of the victims were around age five when Foreman allegedly sexually abused them.
Foreman’s bond has been set at $500,000 in his new case. A Preliminary Hearing and/or Arraignment has been scheduled for April 14. Foreman is in custody at the Mercer County Jail in Stanton while he awaits sentencing in his first case.