A West Fargo man will stand trial May 9 on a charge that he raped a 4-year-old girl.

The attorney for Andrew Brice Muhle, 35, 207 9½ Ave. W., asked Judge Steven McCullough Wednesday in East Central District Court to set a firm date for Muhle's trial on two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of abuse or neglect of a child.

One of the gross sexual imposition counts is a AA felony, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.

The abuse or neglect charge is for having sex with the same girl in front of an 8-year-old boy.

Muhle did not speak during his brief court appearance Wednesday.

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In the same case, Muhle's wife, Shannon, 30, is charged with abuse or neglect of a child for not stopping her husband from having sex with the girl and with gross sexual imposition for having sex with the same 8-year-old boy.

Her next court appearance will be March 1.

Both Muhles remain in the Cass County Jail, he in lieu of $500,000 bail and she in lieu of $200,000 bail.