- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo man accused of sexually assaulting an employee of a Mapleton convenience store has been sentenced to 26 years in prison.

KFGO radio reports that prosecutors recommended life in prison for 37-year-old Abdulrahman Ali (ab-duel-RAH’-man AH’-lee), who was convicted on five felony counts, including gross sexual imposition.

Authorities say the woman was punched and kicked during the attack in a restroom at Gordy’s Travel Plaza in Mapleton, which is west of the Fargo metropolitan area. Ali allegedly ripped the women’s clothes off and both of them were naked when deputies finally managed to break down the door.

Ali told the court that he’s mentally ill. His attorney asked for a 20-year sentence.

East Central District Judge Thomas Olson said he couldn’t find a reason to excuse Ali’s criminal conduct.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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