GRAFTON, N.D. - A Grafton man will spend 12 years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl last spring.

Terry Lee Moran, 52, pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition in April.

An affidavit for his arrest said the teen was at Moran’s house on the 600 block of East Ninth Street on May 25, 2018. Moran raped the girl and the affidavit said his DNA matched samples taken from the teen during the sexual assault examination.

He was arrested in August 2018, and the original charge was amended to a higher felony level in September 2018. The maximum sentence for gross sexual imposition is life in prison without parole.

Moran will spend eight years on supervised probation after he’s released from prison.