A Fort Dodge man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a February 20 sexual assault. 35 year-old Christopher Edwards had originally been charged with second-degree sexual abuse, but pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of third-degree sexual abuse in Webster County District Court. Edwards was arrested in July after he was accused of sexually abusing a girl under the age of 12 while she was in her bed. After pleading guilty to the three lesser charges, a sentencing hearing was scheduled for December 16. Edwards faces up to 30 years in prison. He could also be required to register as a sex offender for life.