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Published August 31, 2010, 08:02 AM

Trial set for 2 tribal members facing rape charges

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Trial is set to begin Sept. 14 in federal court in Minot for two members of the Three Affiliated Tribes facing multiple rape charges involving minors.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Trial is set to begin Sept. 14 in federal court in Minot for two members of the Three Affiliated Tribes facing multiple rape charges involving minors.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland has ordered that Medicine Bird Morsette of New Town and Dustin Morsette of Minot be tried together before a jury.

Authorities allege the men who are either 20 or 21 years old are gang members who sexually mistreated young girls. Both could face life in prison if convicted.

Telephone listings could not be found for either Morsette.

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