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December 12, 2013
Minnesota police charge man with rape, say he scrubbed victim with bleach
Police in Minnesota said on Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a woman, then scrubbing her body with bleach and giving her bus fare to go home. Gideon Arrington, 35, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was impersonating a police officer when he approached...
news / crime
December 12, 2013 - 4:30pm
June 13, 2013
Halstad mayor facing rape charge gets restraining order against accuser
ADA, Minn. – In a courtroom here on Wednesday, the mayor of Halstad denied multiple rape charges against him and tried to make sure the alleged victim stays away from his children. A civil restraining order has been issued in Norman County District Court, not against Steve Sortland,...
news / crime
June 13, 2013 - 8:21am
June 12, 2013
Halstad mayor steps aside after being accused of sexual assault
The mayor of Halstad, Minn., is taking a leave of absence after being accused of rape. Steve Sortland, 44, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault. According to the criminal complaint, Sortland pushed a female victim to do sexual acts after she said no. The victim...
news / crime
June 12, 2013 - 8:23am
June 4, 2013
Bucking 20-year minimum, Cass County judge sentences convicted rapist to 5 years
FARGO – In a rare departure from the mandatory minimum prison sentence required by state law, a Cass County judge on Monday spared a 20-year-old convicted of forcible rape from 20 years in prison, instead sentencing him to five years. Without Judge Wickham Corwin’s ruling,...
news / crime
June 4, 2013 - 9:32am
February 9, 2010
Elbow Lake man gets 12 years for abduction, rape of teenage girl
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
news / crime
February 9, 2010 - 8:35am
November 11, 2008
WE Fest loses civil suit filed by rape victim
The jury has reached a verdict in the civil suit filed by a woman who was raped at WE Fest two years ago -- and has found in her favor. The now 23-year-old Stearns County woman filed the suit in December 2007, against Festivals and Concert Events (FACE), Inc., which owns WE Fest,...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Mayville, N.D. woman frustrated by delays in rape investigation
MAYVILLE, N.D. -- Craig and Nancy Peterson were on the verge of getting a divorce.
September 2, 2008 - 11:00am
July 16, 2008
Bail set at $50K for 17-year-old North Dakota boy accused of rape
FARGO - A judge set bail at $50,000 cash or bond Wednesday for a 17-year-old boy accused of raping a woman who police later found running along a street naked from the waist down. Joshua Poitra, Belcourt, N.D., is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition and Class C felony...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00pm
April 11, 2008
Fargo police seek false reporting charge against Dent woman who claimed she was kidnapped and raped
Authorities are asking prosecutors to charge a 25-year-old Dent, Minn., woman with making a false report to law enforcement after she told police Tuesday she was kidnapped at knifepoint and raped in Fargo. About 1 a.m. Tuesday, De-boarh Lee Monson went to a Fargo MeritCare Hospital...
April 11, 2008 - 12:00am