Man accused of sexually assaulting teenager at gunpoint

MINOT, N.D. - A 20-year-old man is in custody on accusations he raped a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint in Minot in September of 2016.

Demitri Gourneau faces a AA-felony charge of gross sexual imposition.

Court records indicate that the accuser told investigators Gourneau presented a gun, brass knuckles and cigarettes while speaking with her.

She said Gourneau forced himself on her while holding the gun to her head.

Gourneau would have been 19 years old at the time of the incident.

He will be arraigned on March and faces the chance of life in prison if convicted.