FARGO -- With the mother of two of his victims sitting in the courtroom, a 22-year-old Fargo man was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Tuesday for engaging in sexual acts with three girls ages 7 to 9.
Frederick Wayne Archdale pleaded guilty in August in Cass County District Court to three counts of Class A felony gross sexual imposition, each punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
A Class AA charge carrying a potential life sentence was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Archdale entered Alford pleas, meaning he didn't admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him.
The alleged crimes took place between February 2011 and Jan. 26, 2012, and Archdale was acquainted with all three victims.