- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A Minot man has been convicted of raping a teenage girl he befriended on Facebook.

KXMC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1IvGiUH ) that a jury on Wednesday found 24-year-old Corey Costa guilty of a felony gross sexual imposition charge that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. He’s to be sentenced July 28.

Costa was accused of befriending the teenager in 2012 when she lived in Canada. When she and her mother moved to Minot, Costa allegedly drugged and raped the girl at his apartment.

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Information from: KXMC-TV, https://www.kxnet.com

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