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Published August 17, 2009, 04:00 PM

Fargo man sentenced to 17 years for rape

A 20-year-old Fargo man will serve 17 years in prison for raping a woman last November at a Fargo apartment.

A 20-year-old Fargo man will serve 17 years in prison for raping a woman last November at a Fargo apartment.

Riak Riak was sentenced Monday in Cass County District Court to 20 years with three years suspended for a conviction of Class A felony gross sexual imposition. He pleaded guilty to

the charge.

Riak, also known as Riak Akon, also was ordered to serve 10 years of sex offender probation and to register as a sex offender for life.

The incident occurred at a party. Prosecutors said the victim was drunk and not aware of her surroundings.

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