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Published July 16, 2012, 05:40 PM

Rugby Man, 25, Accused of Raping 10-year-old Girl in Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) - A 25-year-old man from Rugby is awaiting trial in the rape of a ten-year-old girl in Devils Lake. Matthew Houle faces charges of burglary and gross sexual imposition.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) - A 25-year-old man from Rugby is awaiting trial in the rape of a ten-year-old girl in Devils Lake.

Matthew Houle faces charges of burglary and gross sexual imposition.

He is charged with entering a Devils Lake residence on the night of March 18 and forcing a young girl living at the residence to perform a number of sexual acts.

Ramsey County State's Attorney Lonnie Olson says the attack appears to be random.

He says the vast majority of sexual assaults occur between people who know each other, which was not the case in this attack.

"It's quite rare. I've been doing this in this office for 22 years and this is the first non-acquaitience rape that we've had come up," Olson said.

Olson says his office is waiting for DNA results before the case can move to trial.

If convicted of gross sexual imposition, Houle could face life in prison without parole.

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