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Forum staff reports, Published October 31 2012

Moorhead man charged with molesting 5-year-old girl

MOORHEAD – A 33-year-old Moorhead man has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in Clay County District Court after police say he molested a 5-year-old female acquaintance on multiple occasions, according to court documents filed Friday.

Albert Leroy Goranson is being held in Clay County Jail on $200,000 bond with conditions and $100,000 without.

According to the criminal complaint, the 5-year-old told police that Goranson would sexually assault her while they watched movies in her basement. She told police it happened multiple times but was “supposed to be a secret,” the criminal complaint states.

Goranson faces two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, both of which carry a penalty of 30 years in prison, a $40,000 fine or both. The court ordered on Wednesday that Goranson have no contact with the victim or persons under the age of 18, according to court records.