FARGO — A 33-year-old Fargo man originally charged with a felony count stemming from a sexual assault case was sentenced to about one year of probation on an amended misdemeanor charge.
Mason Jay Lewis appeared Thursday, Aug. 29, in Cass County District Court, where Judge Steven Marquart sentenced him to 360 days of unsupervised probation on a misdemeanor count of contributing to the deprivation or delinquency of a minor.
He received credit for having already spent five days in jail and must pay about $300 in fines and fees.
Lewis was originally charged with a felony count of gross sexual imposition in April and was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy after meeting him through the dating app, Grindr.
But the charge was amended after an investigation revealed there was no forcible sexual misconduct, said Lewis’ attorney, Bruce Quick.