FARGO – A man whose DNA allegedly matches evidence from three Fargo sexual assault cases has been charged with one of the assaults that occured nearly five years ago, according to court documents filed in Cass County District Court.
Ibrahim Ahmed Mohammed, 31, faces a felony count of gross sexual imposition in connection with a sexual assault reported to have happened May 19, 2013.
He has a preliminary hearing set for May 16 in that case. He has not yet been charged in the other cases; one of those victims has declined to cooperate with investigators, court records show.
According to court documents:
The victim of the 2013 assault told investigators she was standing outside of her apartment when a man approached her and started a conversation. As she was entering her apartment, the man forced himself inside and raped her.
Later that day, he followed her home and attempted another assault, which she was able to escape from. He also threatened to come back every night and do it again, court documents stated.
Prosecutor Ryan Younggren said it’s his understanding that the victim and the attacker did not have any previous relationship.
A sexual assault kit was collected from the victim, including DNA evidence of the unknown attacker, according to court documents.
Using a partial genetic profile dubbed John Doe, prosecutors filed a charge against John Doe in August 2017 as a placeholder until the perpetrator was identified.
After it was determined that DNA from the sexual assault kit matched Mohammed’s DNA, he was arrested outside of Seattle and brought back to Fargo in March, Younggren said.
Mohammed is being held in the Cass County Jail in lieu of $100,000, according to jail staff. A phone message left for his attorney, Jay Greenwood, was not returned Wednesday, April 18.