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Published August 10, 2011, 08:51 AM

Fargo surgeon denies rape allegation

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The attorney for a Fargo doctor accused of drugging a woman in his home and having sex with her says his client is innocent.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The attorney for a Fargo doctor accused of drugging a woman in his home and having sex with her says his client is innocent.

Attorney John Goff tells The Forum (http://bit.ly/pYwhVq ) that Dr. Jon Norberg will fight felony charges of gross sexual imposition and reckless endangerment.

His bail was set Wednesday at $50,000.

Authorities accuse Norberg of injecting the woman with an anesthetic in mid-June, rendering her unconscious.

Norberg is an orthopedic surgeon with Sanford Health. Officials there say the allegations predate his employment and the complaint does not involve any patients. Norberg has taken a voluntary leave of absence.

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