FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A man accused of sexually assaulting a
16-year-old girl in daylight outside an African market in Fargo has
been sentenced to serve two years in prison.
Twenty-six-year-old Bashir Noor was accused of assaulting the
girl in an alley outside the Somali Business Center in June. He
pleaded guilty in September to felony corruption of a minor.
He initially had been charged with gross sexual imposition but
prosecutors decided it would be difficult to prove that Noor forced
himself on the girl. Noor said the girl looked older and had
Noor was given credit for about six months he already has spent
behind bars. He will be on probation for five years following his