Bismarck Man Charged With Rape Of Child

A Bismarck man has been charged with rape after an incident with a child last week.

According to the Daily Journal, 25-year old Erik Brooks is facing charges of first-degree statutory rape plus two counts of statutory sodomy.

The matter was brought to light when Brooks applied to be on the Leadwood Fire Department, but the sister of a 13-year old girl raised concerns about Brooks.

When questioned about the issue by Fire Chief Matthew Peery, Brooks eventually admitted that he had sex with the girl in the back of his truck, right outside his Bismarck home.

Brooks has a warrant out for his arrest in St. Francois County, and bond has been set at $100,000.