ND Supreme Court - Tolbert

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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.

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