Forum staff reports, Published September 26 2012
Suspect bails out in Moorhead sexual assault case
According to a Clay County Jail official, Richard Haaland Jr., 46, posted his $100,000 bail at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
This bail amount includes conditions, such as Halaand needing to remain in the Minnesota and North Dakota area, the jail official said.
Haaland is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the Sept. 6 incident. He was arrested late Friday when authorities executed a search warrant at his north Fargo residence.
Moorhead police said tips from the public in response to the release of surveillance video footage were instrumental in identifying Haaland as a suspect.
Meanwhile, friends of the woman have started an online support page and are accepting donations to help her pay medical bills. The group aims to raise $10,000.
For more information or to donate, log on to www.gofundme.com/supports