GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks man is facing a felony charge after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman who was intoxicated after a UND hockey game last season.
Jason Bradley Bartlette, 33, could spend up to 20 years in prison if convicted of gross sexual imposition.
An affidavit of probable cause said a woman went to Altru Hospital for a sexual assault exam on Nov. 18 and filed a formal report with police the next day.
The woman went to a UND hockey game and then several bars afterward, the affidavit said. By the time she left the Diamond Bar she was extremely intoxicated and told police she has limited memory of anything afterward, according to the affidavit.
The next thing the woman remembers is waking up in Bartlette’s vehicle with her pants pulled down around her ankles around 3 a.m., the court document said. Bartlette was apparently partially unclothed, also.
The woman told police she experienced pelvic pain but wasn’t sure if they had sex, the affidavit said. She told officers she is not attracted to men and therefore would not have consented to having sex with Bartlette, the affidavit said.
Bartlette’s lawyer reportedly told officers his client said there was mutual sexual contact but that Bartlette did not have sex with the woman.
The affidavit said DNA from the sexual assault kit matched Bartlette.
Official charges were filed Tuesday, Aug. 20, in Grand Forks District Court.