Authorities allege 60-year-old Michael Delmore was a customer of two men and a woman who prostituted the girl in Grand Forks over several months in early 2011.

A Grand Forks man accused of hiring a 17-year-old girl for sex has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

Authorities allege 60-year-old Michael Delmore was a customer of two men and a woman who prostituted the girl in Grand Forks over several months in early 2011. Those three people face felony charges of human trafficking of a minor.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/SXIB9q ) that Delmore is the only person charged so far with paying for sex with the girl.

Delmore was a high school counselor in Larimore for more than two decades before retiring last spring. He is the husband of state Rep. Lois Delmore.