The Official Newspaper for Foster County

Perspective: Rape no longer a crime in North Dakota

Even though the laws relating to rape have not been repealed, victims are not getting justice in the present system. Administratively, rape gets no priority.

Right now, North Dakota has 271 rape cases – doubled since December 21, 2021 – gathering dust because the criminal justice machinery has shoved rape cases to the back burner where nothing happens for months.

Gov. Doug Burgum could hardly wait...