ND Supreme Court - Tolbert
Pat Sweeney | Sep 16, 2020 AT 2:42 pm
A former Grand Forks airman’s bid for a new trial has been rejected by the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Christian Tolbert was found guilty by a jury of sexually abusing a minor… and sentenced to 25 years in jail earlier this year.
Tolbert contended that the district court erred when it excluded text messages of a sexual nature that the victim exchanged with another party that was unrelated to the case.
In a unanimous vote, the high court affirmed the district court ruling.
Tolbert was accused of having sex with a 12 year old while dating the victim’s mother in 2012. At the time, he was 26 years old.