Grand Forks man sentenced to 40 years for sexually assaulting a child

He was also sentenced to 10 years of probation after his release.

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GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks man will spend 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

Joseph Case, 28 of Grand Forks, pleaded guilty earlier this year to three AA felony charges of gross sexual imposition. On Monday, June 13, he was sentenced to 50 years in prison with 10 years suspended. He will receive credit for time served, which is 349 days. He was also sentenced to 10 years of probation after his release.

A Class AA felony carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Court documents allege that Case had inappropriately touched an 8-year-old child in 2021. The documents say Case admitted to this happening three separate times between February and June 2021.

The SCORPION unit was formed in October 2021 to concentrate on crime hot spots

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