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Belcourt man pleads not guilty to raping teen at gunpoint

April 6, 2018

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Belcourt man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint has pleaded not guilty.

The Minot Daily News reports that 20-year-old Demitri Gourneau faces a felony gross sexual imposition charge in the alleged September 2016 incident. He would face at least 20 years in prison and a possible life term if he’s convicted.

Gourneau’s attorney has questioned why his client wasn’t charged until five months after the alleged assault.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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