The trial for a former Fargo surgeon accused
of drugging and raping his wife likely will begin in November.
Herman on Wednesday set a Nov. 5 trial date for Jon Norberg, who is
charged in Cass County District Court with gross sexual imposition
and reckless endangerment.
Norberg is accused of having sex with his wife, Alonna Norberg,
while she was on propofol, a powerful sedative.
The Associated Press typically does not identify victims of sex
crimes but Alonna Norberg has spoken publicly, once to deny her
husband's claims she agreed to the medication as part of treatment
for a debilitating disease.
Defense attorney Robert Hoy requested the later date because he
is receiving discovery information and waiting for prosecutors to
release expert testimony.