A Fargo man was in jail Thursday morning after being accused of threatening, stalking and punching a woman who reported that he’d raped her after a night out with friends last December.John Sheku Conteh, 34, was charged Wednesday in Cass County District Court with gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, and witness tampering, a Class C felony.
Court documents filed with the charges say the woman reported to police she’d woken up in a strange apartment in south Fargo the morning of Dec. 8 after a night out drinking with friends, with a man she didn’t know on top of her, raping her.
The man told her “you don’t remember” before eventually letting her go, she told police.
A state crime lab DNA test later connected Sheku to the sexual assault, court documents allege.
The woman contacted police again this summer to report Conteh had been following her throughout the summer months, grabbing her near a friend’s house and telling her, “It’s going to get worse” if she didn’t drop everything.
On Monday, she reported, she saw Conteh following her in his car as she drove to a friend’s house in the 1000 block of Monte Carlo Drive North.
This time, she said, she got out of the car and confronted Conteh, telling him to leave her alone.
The woman told police he punched her in the face and told he,r “It’s going to get worse. If I go to jail, there will be someone else to take my place.”
The woman had a black eye as she told police about the incident, court documents say.