Grand Forks man accused of sexually abusing a child
A Grand Forks man is facing up to 20 years in prison on allegations he sexually assaulted a child.
A warrant was issued Friday for Derek James Mortrud’s arrest, but he was not incarcerated as of Monday afternoon.
An affidavit said two children disclosed to their school counselor that Mortrud, 32, had sexually abused the girl. The affidavit said Mortrud had exposed his genitals to the children and sexually assaulted the girl one night during 2017.
One of the children told investigators “he should go to jail,” the affidavit said. The girl is younger than 15, according to the affidavit.