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Forum staff reports, Published December 31 2008

Fargo man, 39, accused of rape

A 39-year-old Fargo man is accused in Cass County District Court of raping a woman at a party in September.

Jildo Alau Uyin is facing a Class AA felony charge of gross sexual imposition for the Sept. 14 incident. The charge carries up to life without parole.

Uyin is accused of punching a 25-year-old Fargo woman in the mouth and knocking her down before raping her in a bathroom at a party, court documents state.

A friend of the woman told police she heard the woman yell but was afraid to go and help, the documents state.

Uyin told police the sex was consensual and that the woman did not yell out, the documents state.

He is being held on $100,000 cash or bond bail and is set to appear again on Jan. 29.