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Search Continues For High School Sex Assault Suspect

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We have an update on a story we first told you about Monday. Authorities are still looking for a Moorhead Senior after he admitted to sexually harassing girls in school.

18-year-old Sulejman Sulejmani has a warrant out for his arrest after female students reported him holding them against their will and touching them inappropriately.

"We're very thankful the first victim had reported, because I think that's what allowed us to find more people that had more to report." says Lt. Chris Carey with the Moorhead Police Department. "It's illegal, it's sexually driven, and it's something that law enforcement had to charge out."

Three victims have reported Sulejman Sulejmani is the one who had been touching them and making sexual comments, some people want to know what the school was doing to enforce their policies.

"At the high school level something that gets to this severity there's immediate suspension, notification of the parents and notification of law enforcement." says Superintendent Lynne Kovash.

The school declined to answer any questions about the investigation.

Court documents say the harassment was happening as far back as September, but no reports were filed until one of the victims recently came forward.

"It snowballed into one victim coming forward, giving courage to other victims coming forward, so they also have reported so we have three that report this behavior." Lt. Carey says.

Police say although the schools cameras didn't catch any of the acts of aggression, they still are playing a part in charging Sulejmani.

"When victims give us information who walked through the hallways, what times, we're seeing things on the security cameras that validate what the victims are saying." Lt. Carey explains.

Now it's a matter of finding Sulejmani to charge him, and taking a lesson from this incident.

"If you have a son at the school what's respectful, how to be a gentleman, what's the behavior that is expected at the school. And if you have a daughter and you feel uncomfortable what do you do, who do you report to, how do you handle it?" Lt. Carey says.

A conversation for parents to talk with their students so incidents don't continue in school.  

Moorhead police say they do have a Sergeant talking with the family about where Sulejmani may be. If you have any information you're asked to call the police.

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