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Northern Minn. Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Red Lake Indian Reservation Sexual Assault


A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman on the Red Lake Indian Reservation after forcing her to give him a ride in her car.

Twenty-four-year-old Dana Lee Cobenais of Ponemah, Minnesota, was found guilty Nov. 19, 2015, of aggravated sexual abuse. He was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison.

The assault happened March 14, 2015. Prosecutors say Cobenais became angry during the car ride and punched the woman several times in the face before sexually assaulting her. The woman needed surgery.


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