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Man arrested in alleged sex assault of minor

MAPLETON, N.D. – A 36-year-old Mapleton man was arrested Saturday after allegedly sexually assaulting a minor here, the county sheriff’s office said.

The alleged assault occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Maple Point Boulevard, said Cass County Detective Steve Gabrielson.

Gabrielson said the suspect knew the victim but did not elaborate on their relationship.

Cass County Jail records show Cordell B. Hipsak was booked into the jail shortly after 4:30 a.m. pending charges of gross sexual imposition of a victim younger than 15 years old.

Gabrielson said he expects charges to be filed against the man Monday morning.