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Dr. Jon Norberg, center, along with defense attorney Robert Hoy, left, exits the preliminary hearing Wednesday on the gross sexual imposition charge he faces in Cass County District Court in Fargo. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Judge OKs Norberg rape trial as defense claims prosecutors 'in cahoots' with wife's divorce lawyer

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FARGO - A judge this morning ruled there is probable cause to bind Fargo doctor Jon Norberg over for a jury trial on charges that he drugged and raped his wife, despite a passionate plea by Norberg's attorney that the case should be dismissed.

Defense attorney Robert Hoy told Judge Douglas Herman that the case was "trumped up to gain some leverage or advantage" for Alonna Norberg in her divorce and child custody case against her husband.

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