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Fort Berthold man sentenced for sexually abusing sleeping girl

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A Fort Berthold man was sentenced Wednesday for sexually abusing an individual incapable of consenting because she was asleep, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota announced Friday.

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Richard Staples, 24, will serve five years and four months in federal prison. He committed the crime in May 2013, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon’s office.

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