RAPE

High Risk Sex Offender Has New Fargo Address

FARGO, N.D. — Police in Fargo are notifying the community that a high risk sex offender is now living at Centre Inc at 123 15 Street North. 31-year-old Richard Staples was convicted in 2017 for raping a 6-year-old girl. He was convicted earlier in 2014 for raping a 21-year-old woman. Both cases were in U.S. Federal Court in North Dakota….

Rape & Abuse Crisis Center Reacts to overturned sexual assault case

A Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a court decision from 2019 rape case

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling is getting backlash from victims and victim advocates of sexual assault. “The consequence of drinking too much is a hangover. No one should expect to be assaulted because you drank too much,” Support Services Supervisor Tina DeLaCruz said. When news of the the Minnesota Supreme Court overturning a 2019 case…

Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years for Sexual Assaults

He faced a maximum of 29 years in prison.

NEW YORK (AP)–Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. It’s a sight the Hollywood mogul’s multitude of accusers thought they would never see. Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment in…

Rape Charge Filed Against Semi Driver Stopped On I-94 Near Moorhead

34-year-old Kenneth Zehnder has been charged in Stearns County District Court

STEARNS CO., Minn. — A semi driver from Lexington, Michigan who was pulled over on I-94 east of Moorhead Monday morning has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. 34-year-old Kenneth Zehnder has been charged in Stearns County District Court. The girl, who said she’d been with Zehnder for about a week, told investigators that he most recently assaulted her…

Minnesota Governor Signs Bill To Make Marital Rape Illegal

The Law prevented prosecutors from filing rape charges against people accused of sexually assaulting their spouses

ST. PAUL, MN — Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill repealing a Minnesota law that prevented prosecutors from filing rape charges against people accused of sexually assaulting their spouses. Looking on as Walz signed the bill was Jenny Teeson. The Andover woman went public after prosecutors dropped a felony charge against her now ex-husband. He drugged and recorded himself raping…

High Risk Sex Offender Moves Into Grand Forks Hotel

Police say 30-year-old Michael Kruk has convictions for gross sexual imposition

GRAND FORKS, ND — A high risk sex offender has moved into the My Place Hotel in Grand Forks. Police say 30-year-old Michael Kruk has convictions for gross sexual imposition. Court records show he raped a ten year old boy he was babysitting in West Fargo when he was a teen. He also inserted his finger into two young boys he…

Blasey Ford’s Testimony Raises Questions About Sexual Abuse: Fargo Professionals Give Insight

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted...some of who take years to tell their story

FARGO, N.D. — All eyes and ears across the country were on the Kavanaugh hearing. Many people on social media say the stories told on Capitol Hill have triggered their own past experiences. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen learned more from professionals about victims coming forward. Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted…some of who take years to tell their story….

High Risk Sex Offender Moves to Grand Forks

He has two convictions for Gross Sexual Imposition in 2003

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, ND — The Grand Forks Police department wants to warn the community of a high risk sex offender that moved to town. Juan DeLeon, 30, moved from Valley City to 18 North Washington Street where he is living in the basement apartment. He has two convictions for Gross…

Moorhead Man Sentenced for Raping an Exotic Dancer

He was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime in 2013

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A sex offender who was convicted of raping and holding a seven-months pregnant exotic dancer prisoner has been sentenced. Jesse Paskey, 34, of Moorhead, was given 30 years in prison for the December 2012 crime. He was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime in 2013. But Paskey sought a new trial and…

Minnesota Hits 50 Year Low in Crime Numbers

Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft

  MINNESOTA — The crime rate in Minnesota has dropped to the lowest level in 50 years. The BCA released a report that states overall, crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, arson and human trafficking are occurring only half as much as they did through the late 80s and 90s. Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor…