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Published June 06, 2011, 08:21 PM

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Biting 6-year-old Daughter

A Bismarck man plead not guilty in Walsh County court Monday on a charge of child abuse. According to a criminal complaint, Kerry Bittner bit his 6-year-old daughter on the cheek on March 13 in Minto, ND, leaving a bruise.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

A Bismarck man plead not guilty in Walsh County court Monday on a charge of child abuse.

The Grand Forks Herald reports, according to a criminal complaint, Kerry Bittner bit his 6-year-old daughter on the cheek on March 13 in Minto, ND, leaving a bruise.

A charge of child abuse is a Class C felony, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 27, with a jury trial scheduled for August 3-5.

According to the North Dakota courts website, Bittner has retained Tatum O. Lindbo as his attorney.

In 1996, Bittner was found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In 1997, he was found guilty of delivering alcohol to a minor. He also has a few charges related to speeding and traffic offenses.

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