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Grand Forks man gets 30 years in sex abuse case

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GRAND FORKS - Calling it "probably the most heinous child-abuse case" he's seen in 20 years on the bench, Judge Lawrence Jahnke sentenced a Grand Forks man Tuesday to 30 years in prison for repeatedly molesting a young girl.

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"You robbed a 6-year-old girl of her innocence," the judge said. "You continued to abuse her, by your own admission, for six years."

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