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Man in custody for allegedly sexually assaulting Mapleton convenience store clerk

MAPLETON, N.D. - One man is in custody after allegedly sexually assaulting a travel plaza clerk here Wednesday morning, holding her in a locked room there until authorities were able to force it open and get to her.

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Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ali

MAPLETON, N.D. - One man is in custody after allegedly sexually assaulting a travel plaza clerk here Wednesday morning, holding her in a locked room there until authorities were able to force it open and get to her.

Cass County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tim Briggemen said that his office received a call about an unwanted man in Gordy’s Travel Plaza here shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The man, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ali, accosted a clerk at the travel plaza, and store guests called 911.

When deputies arrived, they found Ali and the clerk inside a locked room in the travel plaza, and had to force their way in to them.

Ali, 25, is being held on suspicion of gross sexual imposition, aggravated assault, terrorizing, and felonious restraint.

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The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Briggeman said.

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