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West Fargo man guilty in sex case

A West Fargo man has been found guilty by a Cass County District Court jury of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 15 and of threatening to killer her if she told anyone.

Pending a sentencing hearing, Duane Eric Schaefer, 34, is being held on $1 million cash bail.

Schaefer was convicted of one count of gross sexual imposition and one count of terrorizing.

The jury acquitted Schaefer of one count of gross sexual imposition.

Schaefer and the victim knew each other, according to court records, which said the assault occurred in September.