Cody Michael Sather, 33, of Montevideo, was sentenced for the sexual assault of a 13 year old boy.

Cody Michael Sather, 33, of Montevideo, was sentenced for the sexual assault of a 13 year old boy. Sather received a stayed three-year jail sentence, and will be on supervised probation for 15 years. As part of his sentence, he will have to serve 120 days in jail.

Sather had pleaded guilty on April 9, 2018 to one count of felony criminal sexual conduct, 3rd degree, victim 13-15. Five other felony criminal sexual conduct charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.

At the hearing on April 9, Sather entered a Norgaard plea, meaning he does not remember the circumstances of the offense, but agrees the state has enough evidence against him for a jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The incident dates back to July of 2015 when Sather and the 13-year-old boy were at home in Boyd. According to court documents, Sather sexually abused the boy, and while doing so, threatened to kill him.

The boy told his parents about the incident in 2017, and law enforcement was notified. During an interview with the boy, he told officers that Sather was drunk at the time.

During an interview with law enforcement in June of 2017, Sather admitted to drinking at the time of the incident, and also told officers that something might have happened that night because he had too much to drink.

Conditions of his probation include not possessing firearms; completing an outpatient sex offender treatment program along with individual therapy; having no contact with individuals under 18 years old, including the alleged victim; and registering as a predatory offender.

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