UPDATE: Fargo man sentenced for sexual assault of 7-year-old girl

Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 12:51 PM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A Fargo man is sentenced to 20 years in prison for the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.

After months of investigation, 18-year-old Draven Unterseher was charged with one count of gross sexual imposition for the alleged assault in late June 2022. On June 19, 2023, Unterseher pleaded guilty in the case.

Fargo Police were called to a home on June 23, 2022, after a 7-year-old female victim cried and told her mom she had been sexually assaulted by Unterseher. The young victim later told police Unterseher put his hands down her pants while she was sleeping.

Documents allege Unterseher previously raped a cat inside his home.

When interviewed by detectives, Unterseher admitted he was naked and ‘tried to have sex’ with the young victim on the night in question, court documents state.

Unterseher must first serve 15 years of his sentence and will then be on probation for 5 years. He has been given credit for 295 days already served behind bars. Once released, he cannot have contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18. He is also ordered to register as a sex offender.