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Published May 29, 2013, 07:19 PM

Halstad, MN Mayor faces felony charges

In Norman County district court today the Mayor of Halstad, Minnesota appeared to face felony criminal charges that he raped a woman. According to authorities, 44-year-old Steve Sortland and the victim knew each other well.

In Norman County district court today the Mayor of Halstad, Minnesota appeared to face felony criminal charges that he raped a woman. According to authorities, 44-year-old Steve Sortland and the victim knew each other well.

While the two had a relationship, it is clear from the court complaint the victim alleges Sortland kept asking for specific sex acts, then forcibly had sex with the victim after she said no repeatedly. Kevin Wallevand reports. Some of the official complaint wording is graphic.

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