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Cannonball Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault and Physical Assault

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 18, 2012
  • District of North Dakota (701) 297-7400

BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on December 18, 2012, Kirk B. Hollow, 20, Cannonball, North Dakota, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of abusive sexual contact and a charge of assault by striking, beating, or wounding.

On May 2, 2012, Hollow sexually assaulted a woman and later physically assaulted a man who was attempting to come to the assistance of the victim of the sexual assault.

The charge of abusive sexual contact carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge of assault by striking, beating, or wounding carries a statutory maximum penalty of six months in federal prison and a $1000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Standing Rock Agency.

Sentencing for Hollow has been scheduled for March 18, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, at 3:00 p.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme is prosecuting the case.

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