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South Moorhead man, 20, charged with sexually assaulting 2 girls under 10

MOORHEAD - A south Moorhead man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly sexually assaulting two girls he was baby-sitting, taking photos of the assaults and leaving both children with a sexually transmitted disease.

Jesse Roe Graham

MOORHEAD - A south Moorhead man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly sexually assaulting two girls he was baby-sitting, taking photos of the assaults and leaving both children with a sexually transmitted disease.

According to a search warrant filed Monday in Clay County District Court, a Fargo man contacted Fargo Police Detective Junell Krabbenhoft on March 3 to report that his daughters, both of whom are under age 10, were sexually abused.

The man told the detective he had seen a Facebook friend request to his daughter from Jesse Roe Graham, and Graham sometimes baby-sat his two daughters.

The man's daughters told him they recalled waking up in the middle of the night seeing Graham standing over them naked.

One of the girls told her father she had seen pictures of her and her sister naked on Graham's phone, as well as pictures of them touching his penis.

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They did not recall the pictures being taken, they told their father, and both thought it must have happened while they were sleeping during the previous summer.

During a forensic interview arranged by police, one of the children described another incident, during which she described Graham picking her up and touching her genitals.

Both children were examined by a doctor March 14 for yeast infections, which tested positive for chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease.

The search warrant says the doctor believed there would have had to have been intercourse for the infection to occur.

Moorhead police executed a search warrant on Graham's home in south Moorhead on Wednesday and arrested him about 9 p.m. without incident, said Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson.

Among items seized were three cellphones and two laptop computers.

Graham is being held on suspicion of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies.

Police have no information that there may be other child victims connected to this case, Jacobson said.

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Readers can reach Forum reporter Emily Welker at (701) 241-5541

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