Published November 20 2012
Fargo man sentenced for corrupting minor
Bashir Abdi Noor, 26, was given two years in prison and five years of probation after pleading guilty in September to corrupting a minor, a Class C felony, court records show.
Noor was originally charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition after police say he pulled the victim into a concealed area near the Somali Business Center at 122 23rd St. S. at around 4 p.m. and sexually assaulted her. That crime carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.
The charges were later lessened because the state prosecutor said it would’ve been difficult to prove Noor’s use of force.