BISMARCK, N.D. — An Underwood man who successfully appealed his sentence in a rape case has been re-sentenced under a plea deal with prosecutors.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that 37-year-old Brady Blotske was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised probation. Blotske was originally sentenced in 2016 to 20 years in prison.

Authorities say Blotske sexually assaulted a woman he knew in May 2015. The victim testified at trial that Blotske used electrical tape to bind her hands, raped her and threatened her with a firearm.

Blotske successfully appealed to the North Dakota Supreme Court based on a portion of an interview video that jurors should not have been allowed to see.

Blotske pleaded guilty Wednesday to felonious restraint and gross sexual imposition.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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