Man Wanted On Rape Charges Arrested, Jailed

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A man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Minot has been arrested.
Michael Lawrence was first charged last Tuesday, when a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Friday, he was jailed.

And today, he made his initial appearance on two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition.
Citing the seriousness of the charges, District Judge Stacy Louser set bond at $200,000, double what the state had requested.

Lawrence is accused of forcing the girl into sexual activities on two occasions last fall.
He’s being held at the Ward County Jail pending his preliminary hearing on October 8th.
He is also facing an October trial on a separate misdemeanor.

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