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Erik Burgess, Published September 25 2012

Two 19-year-old Fargo men charged with felony sexual assault of minors

FARGO – Two men arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of two minors and resisting arrest at a south Fargo party Sunday are now facing felony charges, one of which carries a maximum sentence of life in jail without parole, according to Cass County court documents.

Tremaine Quincy Jones, 19, and Jermaine Quincy Jones, also 19, both of Fargo, were charged with gross sexual imposition Monday, accused of sexually assaulting two 13-year-old girls.

According to the police report, both Tremaine and Jermaine Jones told police that they did have sex with the girls but believed they were older.

The alleged incidences happened at a party in a south Fargo apartment on Saturday evening and into Sunday morning, the police report states.

Both men told police they had given alcohol to the girls, and one of the victims had gotten sick and passed out during the alleged assault, according to the police report.

The police report states that one of the victims said “no” at least three times during the alleged assault.

Jermaine Jones has been charged with a Class AA felony, which carries a maximum sentence of life without parole.

Tremaine Jones has been charged with a Class A felony which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Jermaine Jones was given a more serious charge because of his alleged use of force in the act, said Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan Younggren.

Both are being held in Cass County jail, and each has a $500,000 cash-only bail.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Erik Burgess at (701) 241-5518